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KCR Urges Compensation of Rs 25,000 Per Acre for Drought-Hit Farmers

02 April 2024, Telangana: Former Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) called upon the Congress government to provide Rs 25,000 compensation per acre to farmers in areas affected by drought-like conditions. In an effort to prevent extreme measures, KCR highlighted the distressing financial situation faced by farmers, with over 200 reported suicides linked to economic hardships.

After a prolonged absence, the leader of the BRS party and former chief minister resumed his interactions with farmers. During these meetings, he emphasized the failures of the Congress government in addressing irrigation and drinking water issues in rural regions, where vast stretches of farmland have been left parched due to water scarcity. KCR visited Nalgonda, Suryapet, and Jangaon districts on Sunday, engaging in discussions with farmers.

In Suryapet, KCR expressed his concerns to the media, alleging that during his tenure, the BRS party had increased power generation from 7600 megawatts to 18,000 megawatts. He cited the installation of 1600 megawatts from the Ramagundam power plant and 4000 megawatts from the Yadadri thermal station, adding a total of 5600 megawatts to the state’s power supply. He also pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the NTPC power plant with a capacity of 1600 megawatts after his government had left office. This additional supply resulted in an 85 percent increase in electricity availability, with NTPC allocating 85 percent to the state and retaining 15 percent for national requirements. Consequently, an extra 1500 megawatts of electricity would be accessible, KCR explained.

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