K M Dayashankar
Second phase of sheep distribution at a cost Rs 6,000 crore launched
Each unit consists of 20 sheep and a ram
KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Animal Husbandry T Srinivas Yadav has said that the state government has launched the second phase of the sheep distribution programme for the economic empowerment of all Golla- Kuruma communities in the state.
Launching the sheep distribution programme in Jammikunta marketyard of the Huzurabad assembly segment on Wednesday, the Minister said that they had launched the sheep distribution programme at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore and added the scheme would be implemented throughout the state. The scheme would be applicable to all the Golla-Kuruma communities who cross 18 years of age, he stated.
Reminding that they had distributed 80 lakh sheep in the first phase of the sheep distribution programme which produced a total of 1.30 crore sheep, he said that the Telangana state had emerged as the highest sheep producer in the country. He also informed the officials to provide insurance coverage to the shepherds if the sheep succumb to any ailment within one week.
Minister for Social Welfare Koppula Eshwar said that they would ground 4,000 sheep units in the Huzurabad assembly segment which includes 20 sheep and a ram in each unit. In the first phase, 500 beneficiaries were given 12,000 sheep were distributed in Huzurabad segment. ZP chairperson K Vijaya, MLC Agga Mallesh, Warangal MLA N Narender, Animal husbandry secretary Anitha Rao, Collector RV Karnan, MD (animal husbandry) Ramchander, Additional Collector GV Shyam Prasad Lal, Jammikunta municipal chairman Rajeshwara Rao and others were also present.