Ryots reap Rythu Bandhu benefits, cash a/cs from today

HYDERABAD: The Rythu Bandhu benefit amount will be deposited into farmers’ accounts from Tuesday, with the first phase of distribution going to small farmers.
Another farmer, Bodepudi Veeraiah, a resident of Chilukuru in Madhira mandal of Khammam district, said, “I have 104 red sanders trees in my farm. I have applied for permission to the forest department and Khammam DFO has given permission to fell the trees in 2019. Since then I am trying to find buyers. At least 100 agents came to the farm and saw the trees, but in vain. In Khammam district alone, we have around 100 farmers who are not able to sell red sanders trees,” he added.

Ryots reap Rythu Bandhu benefit, cash in a/cs today

A former forest official, requesting anonymity, who is helping a trader with licence, told TOI, “Red sanders is grown in agriculture land in Kadapa, West Godavari, East Godavari, Prakasam, Nellore, Kurnool, Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The price offered is ₹5 lakh-₹7.5 lakh per tonne. The market is down now and even traders are facing a lot of issues with exporting. When compared to the trees in the wild, red sanders grown in agricultural fields is of less quality and there is no wavy grain in most cases.”
While local firms in red sanders export are giving a raw deal to the farmers, Chinese nationals, who land in Hyderabad and Tirupati, were preferring to buy 5,500 metric tonnes of red sanders lying in Tirupati forest department godown.

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