Hyderabad News Today: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the Telangana state stood firmly first among the other states in the country in food production by producing around 3 crore metric tones of food grains in the state. He also said that the Telangana state has not only acquired food security but also became a source of food security for the country as well. KCR said even during the pandemic situation the crops have been cultivated by the farmers of our Telangana state, which resulted in providing food security to the country.
Conveying the greetings to the people on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, the CM KCR said that the Telangana state within a short span of time, State was able to create fertile land in 2 crore acres which is submitting two crops. He also said the government of Telangana is making their efforts to turn Telangana into a ‘rice bowl of India’ soon (Annapurna).
He also mentioned about that the fine quality rice is given to students in the schools and also ration card portability is created so that the ration cardholders can withdraw their ration anywhere in the state of Telangana. “The state’s crop cultivation has provided complete food security for the needy” he mentioned.
He also told that the Telangana state government has introduced many welfare schemes by spending around Rs 45,000 crores to supply food, social and life security to citizens. He pointed out that the regions had faced deprivation and starvation when it was ruled by the united AP government.
He also mentioned that the measures were being taken by the state government to supply meat, eggs and fisheries to people. “The state government of Telangana has been applying the sheep rearing scheme and motivating fruits and vegetable productions. Thanks for the efforts, the citizens in the T state are getting food, which is completely safe and secured.
The government of Telangana is executing a war in opposition to adulteration of foods and eatable items and dealing with an iron hand on bogus seeds, fertilisers and pesticides manufacturers and the sellers of the products,” the CM KCR said.
CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao said that the Telangana state was able to become number one state compared to others in paddy production in the country by completing all main irrigation projects like Kaleshwaram and reviving and restoring tanks under Mission Kakatiya programme.
KCR also told that in the state, each one person is being given 6 kilograms of rice through a food security card (Ration Card). Of them total 87,41,000 ration card-holding families, 2,79,27,000 (72 per cent of the state’s population) are given around 20 lakh metric tones of rice at Rs. 1 per kg in one year.