Mahabubabad: As many as 95 teams consisting of four members each were formed for the distribution of the cheques of Rythu Bandhu Scheme and new pattadar passbooks to farmers in the district. Two members will distribute the cheques and other two will distribute the passbooks.
According to Collector Ch Shivalingaiah, a total of Rs 119 crore would be handed over to 1.20 lakh farmers having clear title deeds under the Rythu Bandhu scheme. Farmers having over 12 acres of land will be given two cheques. “We have made all arrangements for the smooth distribution of cheques from May 10 to 17,” he said addressing a meeting, here, on Friday.
While there are 288 revenue villages, the minimum number of cheques for a given village is around 100 and the maximum number is 6,000. Officials are planning to complete the distribution of cheques and passbooks in a day.
As part of this, distribution centres would be set up in every village. The list of names of farmers who have been chosen for the financial assistance under Ryhthu Bandhu would also be displayed at gram panchayat of the respective villages five days before the distribution date. The name of the centre where the farmer can collect their cheques would also me mentioned in the list.
Meanwhile, the Police Department is also deputing one constable with the team that will distribute the cheques and passbooks. Collector said that the State government had decided to provide financial assistance to nearly 6,000 people who were given pattas under Recognition of Forest Rights (ROFR) Act in the district.
For any queries and additional information on the scheme, the farmers may call on toll free no: 1800 4250 318. Control rooms at the the offices of the tahsildar, Revenue Divisional Officer and Collector have also been set up, Shivalingaiah added.