Hyderabad, August 03 :-
Reiterating the government’s commitment to increase productivity and improve the income of farmers by implementing cooperative farming, the Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy has appealed to Opposition parties not to politicise the issue to get political mileage.
Speaking at the meeting convened with officials concerned on Monday, he said the cooperative farming has received good response from the farmers.
The Chief Minister said the Government has proposed to encourage cooperative farming in at least two villages in each district.
The cooperative farming would help the farmers focus on agri-allied activities such as piggeries and value-addition to get income from other sources.
The government would introduce cooperative farming in two villages to make Pulivendula as model mandal.
Cooperative farming envisages giving farmers the option to pool up their land into a cooperative, a company or a society. They have to transfer their land along with their rights to the new body in return for a share capital. The farmers will have the option to exit any time by selling their share to the members or to the government.
The society/company will carry on agricultural operations, have its own godowns and work with minimum intervention and maximum support of the Government
The Cm said, “We are not going to enforce this on farmers. Only those villages that pass a unanimous resolution in favour of cooperative farming would be picked up.”