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Rythu Bandhu scheme launched in Mahbubnagar

Rythu Bandhu scheme launched in Mahbubnagar
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The State governments prestigious Rythu Bhandu scheme was launched by Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Minister for Agriculture, C Laxma Reddy, Minister for...

Mahbubnagar: The State governments prestigious Rythu Bhandu scheme was launched by Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Minister for Agriculture, C Laxma Reddy, Minister for Health, Srinivas Goud, MLA, Mahbubnagar, and A P Jitender Reddy, Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha member, at Katravpally village under Makthal mandal on Thursday.

While speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Reddy said this day should be written in golden letters in the history of farm sector in the country. While distributing the pattadar passbooks and Rythu Bhandu cheques to the farmers at government school at Katravpally, the minister said, “There are more than 70 per cent people who are depending on farming and about 58 lakh farmers are tilling an extent of 1.473 crore acres of agriculture land are benefited, The government was distributing Rs 5.630 lakh crore under the Rythu Bandhu,” said the minister.

Later, the Minister handed over passbooks and cheques to about 357 farmers in Katravpally. Asamma, wife of Rangappa was the first farmer who was given cheque as part of the launch of the historic Agriculture input capital scheme for the farmers in the district.

The Minister also promised to provide tractors to the small and medium scale farmers having 5 to 10 acres of land. “In Makthal there is 90.5 per cent of farmers who are having small land holdings between 5-10 acres. We will provide about 50 tractors on subsidy and will also distribute machines needed for sowing, tilling and harvesting in a phased manner to the Makhtal farmers,” informed the minister.

Health minister said that nowhere in the country has any government implemented such a scheme that is aimed at providing input capital for the farmers. Therefore, Telangana Sate stands out among all the states and is standing as an example to others. MP Jitender Reddy said that those farmers who get the benefit under the Rythu Bhandu scheme will also be entitled to get the life insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh in case of accidents. The premium amount for this insurance is completely born by the government.

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