Hyderabad, May 14 (NSS): Irrigation & Marketing Minister T Harish Rao today launched a broadside at the BJP and the Congress for their useless comments against the unique Rythu Bandhu scheme. He also warned the BJP leaders of serious action if they talk that the farmers were using Rythu Bandhu cheques for consuming liquor. He asked the BJP leaders to tender an apology to the farmers or will face the consequences.
During a Rythu Bandhu program at Manur in Sanga Reddy district today, Harish Rao distributed cheques and passbooks to the farmers. He condemned the comments of the BJP leaders insulting the farmers. The farmers, who migrated to other States for livelihood were now returning homes as the TRS government has come up with several schemes for their benefit, Harish said, adding that the TRS government has turned agriculture into a profitable avocation. “The entire nation was looking at Telangana over Rythu Bandhu scheme under which the farmers were being given Rs 8,000 per acre annually.
Harish Rao further said the Telangana State was in the forefront of implementing welfare schemes across the country and getting accolades from several States. The very idea of Rythu Bandhu scheme was to ensure that the farmers do not approach the greedy money lenders and face problems in repaying them, he claimed. While the farmers were happily receiving the cheques towards crop investment, the BJP and the Congress were getting jealous and opposing the same, he fumed. With this scheme, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar has really become Rythu Bandhu by providing timely succor of Rs 4,000 per acre now and Rs 4000 in November in second spell, he said, adding that the farmers and people should compare the TRS schemes and support the KCR Government.