Hyderabad: About 63.25 lakh farmers in the State will receive investment support under Rythu Bandhu scheme commencing on June 15, to help them kick start agriculture operations for Vaanakalam. The amount will be deposited into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers between June 15 and 20. In all, the government will distribute about Rs 7,508.78 crore for cultivable land of around 1.5 crore acres.
Compared to Yasangi season this year, about 2.81 lakh farmers became eligible for Rythu Bandhu assistance after 66,311 acres were newly brought under cultivation. The final list has been handed over by Chief Commissioner of Land Administration to Agriculture Department. The State government has spent Rs 14,656.02 crore for 2020-21 financial year for Rythu Bandhu, while it has allocated Rs 14,800 crore in the State budget for 2021-22 to cater to the needs of Vaanakalam and Yasangi seasons this fiscal.
The highest number of 4.72 lakh farmers with an extent of 12.18 lakh acres of land, were declared eligible from Nalgonda district. Medchal Malkajgiri district has the lowest number of 39,762 eligible farmers with land extent of about 77,000 acres. The officials have allocated Rs 608.81 crore for Nalgonda district and Rs 38.39 crore for Medchal Malkajgiri under the scheme. They said around seven districts will receive Rs 300-400 crore, 11 districts will receive Rs 200-300 crore, and 10 district will receive Rs 100-200 crore. The three districts of Warangal Urban, Mulugu and Medchal Malkajgiri will receive less than Rs 100 crore, under Rythu Bandhu scheme.
Farmers listed to receive investment support for the first time must hand over copies of their pattadar passbook, Aadhaar card and bank account details to the local Agricultural Extension Officer or Agriculture Officer. Farmers having accounts in banks whose IFSC codes have been changed following merger of banks, need not worry. They are advised to meet the local AEOs or other officials of agriculture department for assistance.
“For seventh consecutive season, the Rythu Bandhu amount is being deposited directly into the accounts of farmers. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao ensured that the scheme does not get affected even during the Covid-19 pandemic and got the amount deposited into the bank accounts of farmers without any obstacles. The scheme will continue to benefit the farmers in reducing their crop expenditure,” said Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy.
All set for Vaanakalam
• 63.25 lakh farmers to receive Rythu Bandhu benefit
• Highest number of 4.72 lakh farmers declared eligible from Nalgonda
• Medchal Malkajgiri has lowest number of 39,762 eligible farmers
• 66,311 acres newly brought under cultivation
• Govt allocated Rs 14,800 cr for Rythu Bandhu in current fiscal
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