Sitharaman stops by at paddy field near Vijayawada

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Krishna: Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a brief visit to a farm in Jakkula Nekkalam village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh while on her way to Vijayawada and interacted with the local farmers, on Oct 7, 2020. The farmers welcomed the three farm bills passed by the parliament and reckoned that the agri reforms will open new markets for their produce.
Krishna: Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a brief visit to a farm in Jakkula Nekkalam village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh while on her way to Vijayawada and interacted with the local farmers, on Oct 7, 2020. The farmers welcomed the three farm bills passed by the parliament and reckoned that the agri reforms will open new markets for their produce.

Enroute to Vijayawada, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday made an impromptu visit to a paddy field in Jakkula Nekkalam village and interacted with a few farmers.

“The farmers welcomed the three farm bills passed by the Parliament and reckoned that the agri reforms will open new markets for their produce,” said Sitharaman.

Jakkula Nekkalam is 20 km north of Vijayawada, on the east side of Krishna river.

Wearing a mask, the Finance Minister spoke to farmers who gave her a sheaf of paddy and a few sugarcanes.

Later in Vijayawada, Narsaraopeta Member of Parliament Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu met Sitharaman.

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