Assembly Passes Bill Granting Rights To Tenant Farmers


Amaravati: The Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the Andhra Pradesh Crop Cultivator Rights Bill , 2019 which provides all amenities including, banking and insurance benefits to the tenant farmer without affecting the rights of the land owner.

Intervening during the debate on the Bill, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that all benefits including the Rythu Bharosa will be given to the cultivator along with other benefits like bank loans, crop insurance and other sops.

However, the ownership rights of land owner will not be affected with the 11 month agreement signed with the cultivator who will not get the right of the land.

Earlier, moving the Bill Revenue Minister Pilli Subash Chandra Bose said, this is an unprecedented move and will benefit the tenant farmers without affecting the absentee landlords.

The Bill is provides confidence among the land owners about their title over the lands and at the same time has provisions for the tenant farmer to get bank loans, input and other subsidies and the Crop Cultivator Rights Card will not affect the title of the land owner.

Members who participated in the debated hailed Bill and said that it would benefit the tenant farmer or cultivator without affecting the rights of the land owner. The Bill was passed by voice vote.


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