Hon’ble Chief Minister during his padayatra after getting to know the farmers problems, promised free borewells to the small and marginal needy farmers in order to provide support to them and included the promise in the Manifesto under Navaratnalu, said Sri Thumma Vijay Kumar Reddy, Commissioner, Information and Public Relations Department.

The Commissioner said that fulfilling the promise in order to provide benefits to the farmers, Hon’ble CM has instructed to drill free borewells for needy, small & marginal farmers through YSR JALA KALA programme under Navaratnalu.

He said that eligible farmers can apply for this programme either online or through respective village secretariats.

The Commissioner further informed that all applications shall be scrutinized as per eligibility criteria and after hydrogeological & geophysical survey, based on the feasibility, drilling work shall be started.

Software application is also developed to monitor and implement the programme. The complete process from scrutinizing the application to payment to contractors after completion of work is transparent, time bound and fully online, he said.

He further informed that once farmer submits his/her application for this programme, status of application shall be informed through SMS to his/her mobile for every stage of application scrutiny.

Hon’ble Chief Minister shall launch the programme online from Secretariat and eligible small and marginal farmers can apply for this programme from 28-Sep-2020 onwards, Mr. Reddy informed.

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