Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city Amaravathi aims to be the next Singapore, literally. The CRDA (Capital Region Development Authority) is planning to take 100 farmers on a visit to Singapore to study the developmental programmes being implemented there.

The farmers would be taken to Singapore in three batches with the first batch visiting during October 22-26, second batch between November 5-9 and third batch in November 19-23. If more than 100 farmers apply for the trip then they will be selected through lottery system. The selected farmers would stay for three nights and four days with CRDA taking care of all the transportation and lodging facilities.

But farmers have to bear the airfare, visa fees, health insurance and other expenses. Farmers who are suffering with no income since two years after giving their fields to the construction of the capital city are in no position to bear these additional expenses.