Amaravati Farmers receive Annuity from Andhra government

Wed Jun 16 2021 20:55:55 GMT+0530 (IST)

As a piece of good news for farmers in the Amaravati region in Andhra Pradesh, the state government releases funds towards the annuity for those who have lost their lands in the capital region.

The Andhra Pradesh government issued the Government Orders over the release of funds against the annuity after the non-payments of amount for the Amaravati farmers had reached the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday.

The issuance of the G.O in this regard was informed to the court by the state government. Funds of Rs 195 crore were issued to Amaravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority (AMRDA).

The Amaravati farmers have moved to the High Court as they didn't receive the annuity from the government. The agreement says, the farmers should be given annuity in the month of May every year.

It has to be noted that, the agreement made with the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) back in 2015 during the regime of the previous government, which says every farmer will be given an annuity of Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 per acre for drylands and wetland respectively.

This is not the first time the farmers complained of receiving a late annuity. In 2020, they were made the payment in August after they had knocked on the doors of the High Court.