No restrictions on Rythu Bandu scheme: Niranjan

Hyderabad, June 29 (Maxim News): Minister for Agriculture Singireddy Niranjan Reddy has informed that the State government has not imposed any restrictions on the implementation of Rythu Bandu scheme and cash is being credited into the accounts of all beneficiaries in a phased manner.

Refuting the allegations that certain restrictions have been imposed during the implementation of the scheme, the Agriculture Minister said the State government has earmarked Rs.7,508 crores for the Ninth phase of Rythu Bandu and the cash amount is being credited into the accounts of farmers in a phased manner.

During the first two days, Rs.1820.75 crore was credited into the accounts of 16.32 lakh farmers whose are having below two acres of land. The scheme is extended all land owners and the amount can be credited into the accounts of beneficiaries as per the order. About 92.50 percent beneficiaries of Rythu Bandu are below five acres of land and the number of big farmer are hardly having seven percent, Niranjan Reddy said.

The Minister also denied allegations that the Rythu Bandu is designed for big farmers, stating that it is merely Rs.250 crore under the category of above 10 acres farmers against the sanctioned amount of Rs.7508 crore for the scheme. (Maxim News)


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