Talasani Srinivas Yadav,
Talasani Srinivas Yadav,

Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said that a Golla and Kuruma public meeting would be conducted in Secunderabad next March. He said the meeting would extend thanks to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for sheep rearing scheme and other welfare schemes.

Chandrashekar Rao would address the meeting whose date would be announced later, he said. He was interacting with members of Golla and Kuruma associations at the Secretariat here on Thursday. Srinivas Yadav said that Chandrashekar Rao introduced sheep scheme with 75 per cent subsidy like no other State government in the country did.

The scheme was aimed to help Yadavas financially grow and about 30.50 lakh units of sheep were distributed so far, he said. The government was spending about Rs 5,000 crore for sheep scheme to develop Yadavas who should make use of the scheme.

Stating that Rs 1,000 crore was earmarked for providing buffalos on 50 per cent subsidy, he said that 100 mobile vans were being used to provide health services to the sheep. The government had allotted 10 acres land (5 acres each to Golla and Kurumas) at Rajenderanagar and Rs 10 crore for a welfare building and a hostel. The Chief Minister would issue orders in this regard to take up related works. Foundation would be laid soon, he added.

He criticised the Opposition for making baseless allegations for publicity on the sheep scheme which set a record in four months. Credit went to the Chief Minister for such a big scheme to help Yadavas grow financially and socially, he said. Stylo Hemata grass was being grown in horticulture and forest lands and seeds were offered to Yadavas.

The government was spending Rs 100 crore to provide Rs four incentive on a litre milk to Vijaya, Mother, Karimnagar and Mulkanur Diaries, he added.