K M Dayashankar
Karimnagar dairy helps beneficiaries to purchase milking animals from Haryana state
Farmers were educated about nurturing of mulching animals and supply of milk to Karimnagar dairy to reap riches with regular income and availing welfare schemes
KARIMNAGAR: The fruits of the ambitious Dalit bandhu scheme launched by the state government started yielding results with some of the beneficiaries taking up dairy units in the Huzurabad assembly segment.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had formally launched the Dalit bandhu scheme in the Huzurabad assembly segment on August 16. On this occasion, the CM had handed over the cheques of Rs 10 lakhs each to 15 beneficiaries on a pilot basis. Among them, three of the beneficiaries have taken up dairy units.
Following the option of the dairy units, the district authorities had organised a field visit of these selected farmers to the Karimnagar dairy and empowered them about how to reap riches by taking up dairy units and the welfare schemes introduced by the dairy for the farmers as well as the milching animals.
The district authorities had also constructed cattle sheds at a cost of Rs 1 lakh each all the three beneficiaries viz Kothuri Jaya (Illandakunta), Kothuri Radha (Huzurabad) and Rajender (Kamalapur). With the support of Karimnagar dairy authorities, the beneficiaries were taken up some villages in Haryana state for the milching animals on Friday.
The beneficiaries visited various villages including Rohtak, Bohar, Dhanana and Bilal villages in Haryana state with the veterinary doctors of Karimnagar for the selection of high milk yielding milking animals. Collector RV Karnan said that the Dalit bandhu beneficiaries have visited the Haryana state for the purchase of milking animals and hoped that they would return back to their villages with animals in two to three days.
The Karimnagar dairy authorities, who were known for safe handling and transportation of milking animals, were taking all measures for the transportation of animals from Haryana to the villages in Karimnagar district. The beneficiaries were empowered about how to nurture the milking animals, providing proper fodder, maintaining proper hygiene at cattle sheds and vaccinations etc.
It may be recalled that so far four other beneficiaries viz G Suguna, R Shankar, E Komuramma and D Swaroopa have availed the Dalit bandhu scheme and purchased tractor, cars, tractor-trolley for their empowerment in the Huzurabad assembly segment.