Hyderabad: The State government has deposited Rs 7,351.74 crore into the bank accounts of 59.16 lakh farmers in the State under the Rythu Bandhu scheme for the ongoing Yasangi (Rabi) season. A whopping Rs 35,660.65 crore was spent on the scheme since its launch in Vaanakalam (Yasangi) of 2018.
While around 50.25 lakh farmers received Rs 10,488.19 crore in 2018-19, about 51.61 lakh ryots got Rs 10,532.02 crore in 2019-20. A total of Rs 14,640.44 crore was released in 2020-21 — Rs 7,288.7 crore to 58.02 lakh farmers in Vaanakalam and Rs 7,351.74 crore to 59.16 lakh farmers in Yasangi.
In a statement here on Monday, Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the State government was implementing the scheme transparently without giving scope for corruption or recommendation. He said every farmer with a pattadar passbook and bank account was receiving the farm incentive.
He pointed out that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had released necessary funds even during the Covid-19 pandemic for the scheme’s implementation.
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