Odisha Channel Bureau
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed AP Assigned Lands (Prohibition and Transfers) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote.
Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishna Das, who tabled the Bill, explaining the objective behind amendment said the farmers would be given Rs 25,000 per annum as rent for an acre. The land would be taken for lease only if the farmers give voluntarily.
Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy said the districts in the Rayalseema regions receive less rainfall and farmers would be very happy for getting Rs 25,000 for lease.
The Bill was passed by voice vote and members welcomed it.
The House also passed the AP State Agricultural Council Bill, 2020 which proposes to set up an Agricultural Council, an autonomous body. Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu explained the silent features of the Bill and said AP would be first the State in the country to setup Agriculture Council, and all the activities related to agricultural graduates, entrepreneurs, extension, research, development and marketing would come under one roof through it.
The AP Value Added Tax (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020, AP Value Added Tax (Third Amendment) Bill, 2020 and AP Tax on Professions, Trades, Calling and Employees (Amendment) Bill, 2020 proposed by Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swami were also approved by the House.