Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched YSR Jala Kala scheme that will drill borewells in the arid and uplands in the State and will also provide free motors to small and marginal farmers.
Launching the scheme on Monday, Reddy said that through the YSR Jala Kala scheme, borewells will be drilled free of cost for needy farmers and is estimated to bring in 5 lakh acres under cultivation through groundwater irrigation with an expenditure of ₹2,340 crore over four years in all the constituencies.
Though not promised during the 3,648-km padayatra nor mentioned in the manifesto, the government assures that motors will also be provided free of cost to the borewells for small and marginal farmers. This additional cost for the motors would be about ₹1,600 crore. The CM assured that there would be no additional burden to farmers by the new meters.
He told the