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AP YSR Yantra Seva Pathakam Scheme

AP YSR Yantra Seva Pathakam Scheme, AP YSR Yantra Seva Scheme Latest Update Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the Dr. YSR Yantra Seva Scheme on 07 June 2022 in Guntur city. The tractors and harvesters were flagged off by the CM and handed over to farmers' associations under the name of Dr. YSR Yantra Seva Kendras, also known as custom hiring. Right Assurance Centers have centers. Farmers can hire these tractors and harvesters from these centers at a nominal cost. The Chief Minister flagged off 3,800 tractors, 320 combined harvesters and 1140 other agricultural implements. At the same time, a subsidy of Rs.175.61 crore will be directly deposited into the accounts of 5,260 farmer associations.

AP YSR Yantra Seva Pathakam Scheme 

So far, the state government has distributed tractors, combined harvesters and other agricultural implements worth Rs 691 crore to 6,781 RBK and 391 cluster level community hiring centres. The objective of YSR Yantra Seva Scheme is to provide farmers with modern machinery at nominal rent to make agriculture profitable. 10,750 YSR Machine Service Centers are being set up across the state at a cost of Rs 2,106 crore and each machine is being set up at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.

The government is setting up 1,615 centers with harvesters in each of the 20 rice-growing districts with an investment of Rs.25 lakh. These centers are run by farmer associations who are given 40% subsidy on the cost of these machines. APCOB and DCCB provide 50% loan amount at reduced interest. The AP state government has allocated Rs.808 crores as subsidy.

Latest Update on AP Govt Input Subsidy for Farmers

In November 2021, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy started the input subsidy cash deposit program in the accounts of farmers whose crops were lost due to heavy rains and floods. About Rs.542.06 crores have been deposited in the bank accounts of 5,97,311 farmers and Rs.29.51 crores have been deposited in the accounts of 1,220 farmer groups. Thus a total of 571.57 crores was disbursed as input subsidy under AP YSR Yantra Seva Scheme.

The Chief Minister made it clear that input subsidy should be provided to the farmers who lost their crops in the same season, and then they should invest in the next season to make up for the loss to some extent. 1.21 lakh quintals of seeds on 80% subsidy were provided immediately after the heavy rains to the farmers whose seeds had lost germination due to severe rains. Since Jagan became the chief minister, 19.93 lakh farmers have been given Rs.1612.62 crore as input subsidy.

While the input subsidy for 2014 kharif was paid in November 2015 during TDP regime, no input subsidy was given for crop loss in 2018 kharif. It was a completely different picture under the YSRC regime. 123.70 crores to 1.56 lakh farmers in April 2020 for losses till March 2020 and Rs. 123.70 crores to 3.71 lakh farmers who lost from April to October due to rain 278.87 crores. Rs 645.99 crore input subsidy provided to 8.35 lakh farmers in December for Cyclone Niwar crop loss in November 2020

What is AP YSR Yantra Sevapathakam Scheme?
The Yantra Seva Scheme scheme is designed to help farmers with limited means to overcome the shortage of agricultural machinery. Under the AP Yantra Seva Scheme, the government provides necessary machinery and tools to farmers on a rental basis through Community Hiring Centers (CHCs). For this, 10,750 CHCs have been set up with Rs.2,134 crores.

Jagan said that 1,035 cluster level CHCs with harvesters will be set up at the rate of five units per mandal in the mandals where rice cultivation is high in East, West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts. The Chief Minister said that the government is implementing welfare schemes in spite of financial difficulties and in the last 29 months, agricultural advisory boards have been formed and agricultural schemes are being provided through e-cropping registration.

Deferral under AP YSR Yantra Seva Scheme

On 26 October 2021, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has actually deposited Rs.25.55 crore in the accounts of 1,720 farmers' societies under the AP YSR Yantra Seva Scheme. Each YSR Yantra Seva Kendra is a community placement center of agricultural mechanization and 1,720 farmer groups have been provided Rs 25.55 crore under the scheme.

The Chief Minister said that the government has taken the responsibility of clearing the pending dues of about Rs.10 thousand crores during the previous government's regime. Apart from these, Market Intervention Fund, CMAPP, Custom Hiring Centers, RBKs, E-Cropping and Agriculture Advisory Boards have been set up to support the farmers at every step. He said that though the Center is providing MSP for only 17 crops, the state government is giving MSP for seven more crops.

Jagan said that in the last 29 months, we have provided quality electricity for nine hours during the day at a cost of 18 thousand crore rupees and we have benefited about 18 lakh farmers. He also said that the government is taking steps to provide quality fertilizers and pesticides through RBKs and provide input subsidies to farmers in the same season.

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