Government to roll out sheep rearing scheme today

THE HANS INDIA |   Jun 19,2017 , 11:04 PM IST

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will launch the scheme at Kondapaka in Gajwel


Hyderabad: The much-hyped sheep rearing scheme, aiming at providing financial boost and sustainable progress of sheep farmers in the State, will be launched by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Kondapaka in Gajwel on June 20. The Chief Minister, who, according to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders, dreams of empowering the Yadava community in the State, is formally launching the scheme at a programme on Tuesday.

Under the flagship programme, sheep units will be distributed among the Yadava community with each unit comprising of  21 sheep including 20 sheep and one ram (male sheep) to the beneficiaries throughout the State. Addressing a press conference at the Secretariat here on Monday, Minister for Animal HusbandryTalasani Srinivas Yadav said Chandrashekar Rao will launch the programme at Kondapaka in Gajwel. 

Yadav appealed to all the Ministers, MLAs, MLCs, MPs and local representatives to participate in the distribution of sheep programme in their respective segments and areas.The scheme is aimed at empowering Yadavas comprising Gollas and Kurumas in the State by offering sheep units at 75 per cent of subsidy.

 “We have selected the beneficiaries who are enrolled into the local cooperative societies, and this year 50 per cent of the families will get the sheep units and the rest next year, the Minister said.The Minister said all the arrangements had been made for the distribution of sheep units, medical facilities and for providing fodder for sheep.

 Srinivas Yadav said 100 teams were being pressed into service to ensure that distribution programme was held in a smooth and hassle free manner. The government had also decided to offer insurance for the sheep, he added. He exuded confidence that the sheep units would prove handy for the Yadava community to get back to their old profession and reap rich benefits in future.