K Chandrasekhar Rao an unpredictable politician. He is a master in politics and can influence huge crowd with his diction. As all political parties and leaders accused him of spending luxury life in his farm house and on Thursday, KCR has invited journalists to have a look at his farmhouse and not only that the TRS chief gave a detailed report of his agriculture career.
The 59 acre land in Erevalli village of Jagdevpur mandal in Medak district owned by him and his son KT Rama Rao was lying useless since very long time and KCR started farming in it four year back. He borrowed 3.45 crore loan from Bank of Baroda to develop the infrastructure suitable for agriculture and later he got Rupees 90 lakh subsidy from the National Horticulture Board.
The farm house is surrounded by 900 odd coconut trees besides some mango, teak and other plantations. KCR has cultivated potatoes on 45 acres and yellow and red capsicum on about 10 acres and plans to sell it to traders in New Delhi and Mumbai. TRS supremo is confident that he might earn Rs 5 crore to Rs 8 crore this year which are enough to clear the debts and loans in banks.
Apart from this, the farm has a dozen greenhouses, half a dozen borewells, a one-acre tank to store six crore litres of rainwater, solar powered borewells which are on trial basis, a stand-by generator, a dozen milch cattle, sheep, tractors, a mini vehicle, drip irrigation in the entire fenced farm, electronically-monitored NetaJet water supply system mixed with soluble fertilizers and other ingredients, road net work and street lights. There are 60 odd laborers live in the farm and have all basic facilities.
KCR is firm that Telangana bill will get approval in Parliament in coming sessions and he assured that agriculture will be given top most priority in the separate state.
(AW: Vamshi Tunga)