KCR reaps rich dividends in Telangana from welfare schemes for farmers, other poll sops1 min read 11 Dec 2018, 11:51 PM IST
Despite some discontent among farmers over glitches in an earlier loan waiver, the two major schemesRythu Bandhu and Rythu Bheema seemed to have done the trick for the TRS
Hyderabad: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was drubbed in the agrarian states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh due to growing discontent among farmers, in Telangana, caretaker chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, or KCR, seems to have reaped rich dividends from new schemes such as direct cash transfers to farmers. While Madhya Pradesh opted for price support schemes, which were often ineffective due to limited procurement, KCR took a different route to augment farmer incomes in Telangana, a state which is known for suicides in marginal cotton growing families.
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