The mega flagship scheme of the TRS govt led by K Chandrasekhar Rao-Rythu Bandhu- to provide an input subsidy of Rs.4000 per acre to farmers for Kharif costing the state treasury Rs.4114 crore is all set to roll next week as against Rs.6114 crore needed for the unique farmer’s incentive.
Chief minister Rao is approaching the RBI for sanction of Rs.2000 crore needed for the project under the NABARD grants. Government plans to hand over cheques for all the beneficiary farmers who had sown their Khariff crops of paddy, sugar cane and others this season.
Although the state has 57.33 lakh farm passbooks, about 4 .60 lakh farmers have not linked it to the Aadhar cards. Hence the first installment of cash incentive for the input subsidies will be given to only 52.72 lakh farmers holding passbooks, says KCR.