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AP Government to distribute 11,000 tractors to farmers

Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy has said that the government has set up a target to distribute 11,000 tractors to farmers under the ‘Rythu Ratham’ scheme.

He said that 70 per cent of the 11,000 tractors will be distributed by the month-end.

The Agriculture Minister said that funds to the tune of `423 crore were being spent to promote farm mechanisation in Andhra Pradesh.

Of the total funds, `205 crore has been earmarked for supplying tractors to farmers, while the remaining would be used to supply other agriculture equipment at 50 per cent subsidy.


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