Pashu Sandesh, 11th June 2018
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao cleared proposals pertaining to INR 800 crore subsidy for the distribution of Buffalo to the farmers who are registered with various Milk cooperatives in the state. Government is planning to distribute around two lakh Buffalos at the 50% subsidy, rest is to be borne by the farmer.
The announcement in this regard was made by the Telangana animal husbandry minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav after a review meeting held at the secretariat on 9th June Saturday. He further elaborated that after the successful sheep distribution program under which the government distributed about 58.9 lakh sheep at an expenditure of about Rs 3,500 crore, comprising both the State government subsidy and the beneficiary’s component. To provide better healthcare to sheep and cattle, it is decided to double the fleet of 100 mobile veterinary clinics to 200, and improve their seating capacity from 10 to 30 animals, said the Minister.
Government of Telangana is working toward bringing the “White Revolution” in the state and the Buffalo distribution scheme will further this cause. To boost the state-run Vijaya Dairy, the government issued directions to all departments, organizations and endowment temples to use its products. Government has also released another Rs 50 crore towards payment of arrears under the dairy incentive scheme, providing an additional incentive of Rs 4 per litre milk purchased by dairy cooperative societies from farmers.
Other States an take cue from the Telangana Government and can work toward the mission of dobling the income of farmers by 2022 through such novel schemes and effective implementation.