Amaravati, Oct 1: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the state should be ideal for the world in zero budget natural farming and the United Nations Organisation (UNO) has recognized in this regard.
The Chief Minister held a teleconference on “Neeru-Pragathi-Vyavasayam” (water-progress-agriculture) with District Collectors and officials here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the world is seeing towards Andhra Pradesh in respect of natural farming.
Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh is properly utilizing nature and technology to achieve progress. He highlighted that AP has emerged top in “Ease of Doing Business”, and hoped that the state should be developed as one of the top developed states in the country. The Chief Minister informed that there is 19 per cent deficit rainfall in the state and only 45 per cent rainfall recorded in Rayalaseema. He emphasized the need of efficient water consumption to resolve the water crisis.
Naidu asked officials to implement water conservative measures more efficiently. He directed officials to focus on supply of seeds to the farmers for rabi crop. He asked them to prepare assessment of agriculture yields during the kharif season and make success the livestock census, which began today.
The Chief Minister also asked the officials to take steps to ensure that there was no scarcity for fodder and set up fodder supply centres at every village. The Chief Minister was informed that AP had completed 17.07 crore workdays under MGNREGA for which Rs.4,893 crore funds had been utilized.(UNI)