Telangana shows an alternative to farm loan waivers5 min read 26 Dec 2018, 10:14 AM IST
Telangana's Rythu Bandhu scheme, an alternative to farm loan waiver, is not without criticism. Telangana farmer groups have demanded that tenant cultivators be included in it
Hyderabad: For long, P. Madan, 45, would borrow money from private lenders before the kharif and rabi seasons every year to purchase seeds and fertilizer. The small farmer from Kamareddy district in Telangana got a reprieve this May when he received a cheque of ₹ 8,000 as part of the state government’s flagship Rythu Bandhu scheme. The investment support programme launched in April provides financial assistance of ₹ 4,000 per acre per season to all land-owning farmers in Telangana.