The state of Andhra Pradesh led by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy is celebrating Farmers’ Day on the birth anniversary of former AP CM YSR Reddy who championed the cause of farmers. Read some quotes on Rythu Dinotsavam.
- On the first day of his term in 2004, YSR Reddy provided free electricity to farmers in a campaign project.
- Jagan Mohan Reddy issued a government order last year designating July 8 as the Farmer’s Day in the state.
The state of Andhra Pradesh is celebrating July 8 as Rythu Dinotsavam (Farmers’ Day) as it marks the birth anniversary of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the 14th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh who served from 2004 to 2009. On the first day of his term in 2004, YSR Reddy provided free electricity to farmers in a campaign project. YSR was a four-time Member of Parliament and a five-time MLA from the Pulivendula constituency.
Andhra Pradesh government led by late YSR’s son Jagan Mohan Reddy issued a government order last year designating July 8 as the Farmer’s Day in the state. He held a state-level farmers conference at Jammalamadugu of Kadapa district last year on YSR Jayanthi. He distributed insurance certificates to farmers, launched a free crop insurance scheme, laid the foundation for the banana research centre in Pulivendula and launched the YSR Pension Scheme on the occasion of YSR’s birthday in 2019.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the celebrations will be low key. CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has recently launched the YSR Zero Interest Loan Scheme under which Rs 1,400 crore was credited to the bank accounts of 8.78 lakh Self Help Groups.
Here are some quotes to celebrate the contribution of our farmers as the southern state, half of whose population is engaged in agriculture, celebrates Rythu Dinotsavam as a tribute to YSR:Quoting If farmers become weak the country loses self-reliance but if they are strong, freedom also becomes strong. If we do not maintain our progress in agriculture, poverty cannot be eliminated from India. But our biggest poverty alleviation programme is to improve the living standard of our farmers. The thrust of our poverty alleviation programmes is on the uplift of the farmers.
Rajiv GandhiQuoting If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right in the country.
MS SwaminathanQuoting Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer.
Lal Bahadur ShastriQuoting The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
John F KennedyQuoting Woods are grim places. Farmers shoot squirrels, crows, magpies, and hang them up on trees to warn Mother Nature to get it together or else. Much notice she takes, being in league with God. They’re a right pair, more carnage than the rest of us put together.
Jonathan Gash, The Rich and the ProfaneQuoting Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.
George WashingtonQuoting A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
Source: Times Now