• Rythu Bandhu costliest scheme in the country

    Published Date : 12-Jul-2018 7:25:07 IST

    Telangana government’s Rythu Bandhu scheme is the most expensive in the country among smilar plans being implemented for farmer welfare. A study done by the State Bank of India (SBI)revealed that Rythu Bandhu imposes a higher financial burden on the exchequer when compared with giving high minimum support price (MSP). The TS government is spending Rs 12,000 crore per year on the scheme to disburse Rs 8,000 per acre per year to over 58 lakh farmers, which also includes extending Rs 5 lakh free life insurance.

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