Telangana will soon become a meat exporter: Talasani

Telangana will soon become a meat exporter: Talasani
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With the distribution of sheep at 75 per cent subsidy to the Yadava communities in the State, the State government is aiming to turn the State from a meat importing state to a meat export state in the country, said Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.

Mahbubnagar: With the distribution of sheep at 75 per cent subsidy to the Yadava communities in the State, the State government is aiming to turn the State from a meat importing state to a meat export state in the country, said Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.

Speaking at a programme organised at Polepally village in Kosgi mandal in Mahbubnagar district, the Minister said, “The State government is providing sheep to Golla, Kuruma and Yadava communities at 75 per cent subsidy and has allocated Rs 5,000 crore for sheep distribution in the State. Apart from this, we are also constructing a Golla Bhavan at Shamshabad at a cost of Rs 5 crore and constructing hostel facilities for students belonging to Kuruma community at a cost of Rs 5 crore,” informed the Minister.

For the welfare of shepherds, the State government is providing an insurance policy where in Rs 6 lakh would be given to the families of shepherds if any shepherd dies during his course of sheep rearing. The government is also providing mobile veterinary ambulances where in the shepherds can call 1965 toll free number to avail the veterinary services at the own place.

Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy who also took part in the programme. Reddy said the State government had taken up welfare programmes with Rs 40,000 crore and for the development of Yellama Cheruvu in Polepally village in Kosgi mandal, the government had sanctioned Rs. 48 lakh, he informed.

“Apart from welfare programmes, the government is also going to provide 24-hour free power to farmers from next year. For improving the healthcare facilities in Kosgi and Kodangal, we are constructing 50-bedded hospitals in both the mandals,” said the Health minister.

The Ministers further reiterated that if the Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Project was completed, about 1.50 lakh acres would come under irrigation, which would in turn become a boon for the farmers in Kodangal constituency.

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