The state government of Andhra Pradesh is going to implement a new scheme for farmers. The scheme will be named AP Rythu Raksha Scheme which is already running in Telangana. Under this scheme AP government will provide Rs. 10000 per annum to the farmers of the state.
Rythu Raksha scheme is aimed to provide subsidy to the farmers of the state for Kharif and Rabi seasons. The government ha sproposed to credit the money directly to the bank accounts of the farmers. As per the sources, the scheme will be implemented from next Kharif season in a phased manner.
The guidelines of Rythu Raksha scheme will be finalized soon by the state government of Andhra Pradesh. This scheme has been designed on the lines of Telangana’s Rythu bandhu Scheme which provides financial help of Rs. 4000 per acre per annum to the farmers for the purchasing imputs like seeds, fertilizers,pesticides, labour and other investments.
Andhra Pradesh Rythu Raksha Scheme 2019
The state government of Andhra Pradesh is going to launch this scheme to provide financial help to the farmers.
- Under this scheme the government will provide Rs. 10,000 per acre per annum to the farmers of the state.
- The farmers can use the money provided by the government in purchasing of seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and other necessary investments.
- The financial assistance of Rs.10,000 will be given directly to the bank accounts of the farmers.
- This scheme will be implemented from the next year from Kharif season.
- The benefit of this scheme will also be given to the tenant farmers of the state.
While the Telangana government has announced that it will hike the amount to Rs. 10,000 from next fiscal, the TDP government said it roll out the scheme soon staring with Rs. 10,000 per farmer per acre. Also, Rythu Bandhu scheme currently does not include tenant farmers under its ambit but the AP government has cleverly included tenant farmers under its scheme.
With elections just round the corner, looks like Andhra Pradesh has taken a cue from Telangana government’s appeasement tactics to retain power in the state in the Assembly elections. However, being a revenue deficit state, it needs to be wary of its expenditure on doling out welfare schemes.