CPM condemns permanent free power to farmers by Andhra Govt

Vijayawada: AP CPM Secretary P Madhu has condemned the state govt’s call of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of permanent free power to farmers.

The party has resisted the idea of fixing meters to pump sets & insisted the State govt to take (2) back its call in this context, alleging that the Jagan Reddy-led govt agreed the Center’s call only to obtain INR 1,500 crores debt.

Talking to ANI, Madhu stated: “The State govt has released a govt order in this context, as it’s under stress from that Central govt. The Center’s intervention is rising in all this areas involving agriculture. The State govt has surrendered ahead of the Center & agreed to fix meters for pump sets only to obtain INR 1,500 crores debt from that Central govt.”

“Awhile observing that it’s greatly tough to fix meters to pump sets, the State govt must withdraw this call immediately. We’ll finalize an action schedule for countering the anti-people policies of the State along with Central govt,” he added further.

Previously on Fri., State Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Kodali Nani) stated that permanent free power to farmers is the wish of CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

Solving a press conference, the Minister stated, “There going to be Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme (DBT) for free power & the govt only going to pay for the power consumed by this farmers.”

“CM Reddy initiated focusing on the welfare of farmers immediately after coming to power. He’s granting 9 hours free power to farmers throughout day time; farmers are getting Min. Help Cost (MSP) for their own generate in this govt,” he stated.