Telangana government is making efforts to commence “Rythu Bandhu” scheme with an aim to prevent farmers from distress. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao is slated to launch the programme in the erstwhile Medak district. The programme will be held from May 10 to May 17, 2018.
Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao has called upon the officials and public representatives of erstwhile Medak, Siddipet, and Sangareddy districts. MLAs, MPs, Collectors, MROs, and MPDOs attended the program.
Harish Rao stated that the scheme will benefit more than 58 lakh farmers in Telangana covering about 1.42 crore acres, In the programme, passbooks and title deeds will be handed over to the farmers along with the bearer cheques of Rs. 4,000. Minister asked the management of the banks to make available sufficient cash in banks during the period.
A team of four members will be formed to serve cheques, note down details, register grievances and take an acknowledgment from 300 farmers. Depending on the farmers the number of teams will be increased. The officials have to inform the farmers well in advance on the day the cheques would be distributed and in which village. Pamphlets will be distributed and flexi boards will be erected informing the farmers about the timings and venue.
Cheques will be given to land-owning farmers and officials will present the cheques to elderly people, who could not walk, and physically-challenged at their doorstep remarked Minister.
Minister T Harish Rao appealed to the elite and NRIs asking them to give up on Rs. 4,000 benefit under Rythu Bandhu scheme and the same amount will be deposited in the respective Mandal Rythu Samanvya Samithi’s account by Telangana government.