The Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Society Federation (TSDDCSF) chairman Loka Bhuma Reddy on Thursday urged farmers to adopt innovative and modern agriculture techniques that would fetch them high returns.
Speaking after unveiling posters and a video of various schemes introduced by the federation for the welfare of farmers here, Bhuma Reddy said a slew of schemes were conceived and were given nod by the board of the federation during a recent meeting as per the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. As part of the initiatives, a farmer would be given a subsidy of Rs 1,000 on the purchase of cattle and a gift of Rs 5,000 when there is a wedding of a daughter in the farmer’s family.
The chairman further said that children of farmers would get a gift of Rs 1,000 if he or she scores 9 GPA in results of Class X. Similarly, an incentive of Rs 2,116 would be provided to farmers under Maharaju and Maharani schemes. Fodder chopping machines, milk cans and other gifts would be given to farmers who contribute 1,500 liters.
Bhuma Reddy stated that the foundation stone would be laid to a mega-dairy on the outskirts of Hyderabad and near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad by the end of this month. The estimated cost of dairy is Rs 246 crore. The procurement capacity of the facility is 8 lakh liters of milk per day. Already, an incentive of Rs 4 per liter is being given to farmers of Vijaya Dairy, he recalled.
District Central Cooperative Bank Director Baluri Govardhan Reddy, Animal Husbandry Joint Secretary Dr Ranga Rao, National Insurance Company Development Officer Vinod Rao Deshpande and Adilabad Vijaya Dairy deputy director Madhusudan Rao and many farmers were present.
Source : Telanga Today Aug 12 2021