Rythu Bandhu scheme also Farmers’ Investment Support Scheme (FISS) is a welfare program to support farmers investment for two crop a year by the Government of Telangana. The government will provide ₹4000 per acre per season to support the farm investment. It will be provided twice a year, for Rabi and Kharif seasons. This is the first such scheme in India. It will be launched on 10th May 2018.
On the occasion of the launch of Rythu Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad on May 10 to be addressed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the Chief Minister will launch the scheme at 11 am at Indiranagar of Huzurabad town and will kick start the scheme by distributing Rythu Bandhu cheques and pattadar passbooks to farmers of Dharmarajupalli.
The scheme offers a financial help of ₹8,000 per year to each farmer (two crops). There is no cap on the number of acres as over 97% of farmers have less than 10 acres per person. It will launch on 10th May 2018 before kharif season and for Rabi in November. The total farming land is 1.42 crore acres and the number of farmers in the state is 71.75 lakh. Tenant farmers were excluded from the scheme.
Stating that more than one lakh farmers are going to attend the programme, he said there should not be any inconvenience to them. The entire meeting area should be covered with carpets and ‘shamiyana’ (tents). The Minister also instructed Roads and Buildings Department Executive Engineer to arrange dais and barricades.
The scheme was announced by the Chief Minister of Telangana , K.Chandrashekhar Rao at Farmers Coordination Committee/Rythu Samanvaya Samiti conference at Rajendranagar in Jayashanker Agriculture University on 25 February 2018. An allocation of ₹12,000 crores was made in 2018-19 state budget. It will be launched on 10th May 2018. The Chief Minister was the first farmer to forgo the support or Give it up!, provided by the government and appealed to all rich farmers to do the same. The farmers money who forgo the support will go to Rythu Samanvaya Samithi corpus. It was earlier known as Rythu Lakshmi.
The Finance Minister along with officials and public representatives visited the venue and instructed officials to make necessary arrangements. Rajender directed the officials to fill pits with soil and level the area by moving road-rollers.
Later speaking to reporters, Rajender said that the CM had decided to start the most prestigious Rythu Bandhu scheme from Karimnagar since all the welfare schemes launched in the district had been implemented in a successful manner.
Karimnagar was the first district which was visited by KCR after formation of Telangana State as well as after he assumed charge as Chief Minister. Moreover, a majority of welfare schemes had also been launched from the district.
Stating that erstwhile Karimnagar is going to become a water hub in the next one year, he said that works on ongoing projects such as Mid-Manair, Yellampalli, Medigadda, Sundilla, Annaram and Kaleshwaram were going on at a brisk pace.
Krishi Jagran/New Delhi