Rs 6,000 Crore To Be Spent On Sheep Scheme: KCR
Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao today said that Rs 6,000 crore would be spent on the second phase of the state's sheep distribution scheme.
Hyderabad | 20th July 2021
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today directed the officials concerned to spend Rs 6,000 crore on the second phase of the state's sheep distribution scheme under which sheep are provided to livestock rearers at subsidised prices.
Speaking at a meeting at the Pragathi Bhavan along with Finance Minister T Harish Rao and Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav, he told the officials that in the last phase of the program, Rs 5,000 crore were spent and that this had yielded good results, benefiting many in the Golla and Kuruma communities.
"The second phase should aim to benefit even more people than the first one. We must ensure that sheep are given to all the eligible Yadava beneficiaries in the villages of the state. For this, finance wing officials should take steps to release Rs 6,000 crore this time. Animal Husbandry Minister Srinivas Yadav will be overlooking the distribution of livestock to ensure that the second phase is conducted smoothly," the CM added.
He approved the proposal to continue the provision of 20 sheep and one ram in each subsidised unit to livestock rearers at an enhanced price.
KCR then reiterated, "Our government is determined to take all the steps necessary to revive traditional livelihoods and professions to help the people of the state improve their livelihood outcomes. Village communities and economies will be strengthened by such measures."
He also took stock of the preparations for the current sheep distribution program and other schemes to help the Yadava community.
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