Sheep rearing scheme yielding good results

Sheep rearing scheme yielding good results
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The State government was determined for uplifting Golla and Kuruma communities present across the State by distributing sheep units under Sheep Rearing Scheme, said veterinary doctor Swapna.

Karimnagar: The State government was determined for uplifting Golla and Kuruma communities present across the State by distributing sheep units under Sheep Rearing Scheme, said veterinary doctor Swapna.

Speaking on the occasion of perfect implementation of the scheme in the district at a programme here on Tuesday, Dr Swapna said that the State government introduced sheep rearing scheme prestigiously for uplifting yadava community, who exclusively depend on sheep rearing. The government distributed sheep units with 75 per cent subsidy by investing Rs 5,000 crores.

The government has kept the target of distributing 13,519 sheep units in 2017-18 and 13,420 units in 2018-19 by investing Rs 299 crore in Karimnagar district. Out of 13,519 units, 9,524 units were distributed in the first phase in the district till date, she informed.

All necessary steps were taken beforehand for protecting the sheep from various kinds of seasonal diseases, which are distributed to the beneficiaries under the sheep rearing unit.

About 240 sheep died due to various reasons in Karimnagar rural mandal. The government distributed 132 sheep in place of dead ones. Gorrela Pempakamdarula Sahakara Samakya president Narsaiah Yadav praised the TRS government for introducing the sheep rearing scheme for developing people of Golla and Kuruma communities.

In the past many people belonging to Yadav communities used to do daily labour works in villages due to lack of employment opportunities. But now under the reign of TRS government, they were happily rearing sheep and earning livelihood, he observed.

Narsaiah Yadav thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for uplifting the Golla and Kuruma communities.

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