The Telangana government has announced the second phase of sheep distribution to beneficiaries, as part of its flagship scheme, the Rythu Bandhu scheme. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to farmers and livestock owners in the state, with the distribution of sheep being a key component of the program. The second phase of the distribution is expected to benefit over 2.5 lakh farmers and livestock owners across the state.
Under the scheme, the government provides financial assistance to farmers and livestock owners to purchase sheep, with each beneficiary receiving a subsidy of Rs 50,000. The first phase of the distribution was completed in 2019, with over 2.6 lakh beneficiaries receiving sheep. The second phase is expected to cover more beneficiaries, with the government providing an additional Rs 1,000 per sheep for those who already own sheep.
The scheme has been hailed as a major success by the state government, with many farmers and livestock owners reporting significant increases in their income due to the program. The government has also provided training and support to beneficiaries, to help them manage their flocks effectively and improve their productivity. With the second phase of the distribution now underway, many more farmers and livestock owners are expected to benefit from this innovative program.