On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao launched a new scheme named ‘Sheep Distribution Scheme. It is one of the flagship programs of Karnataka government.
According to the CM Rao, the development of rural economy was important for a strong Telangana and the new program would help in the improvement of the economic condition of 30-35 lakh Golla Kurmas. It was estimated that about 1.5 crore sheep would be distributed as part of the scheme.
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According to CM Chandrasekhar Rao, there will be a total number of 7.5 crore sheep available in the State in the upcoming two-and-a-half years. Of these, if about 5 crore sheep were sold each at a cost of Rs. 5,000 in the market, the revenue generated would be about Rs. 25,000 crore. CM added that they would be the richest Golla Kurama community of the nation.
According to him, the state government would conduct mobile veterinary clinics and the farmers could avail the facilities of veterinary doctors at their doorstep by calling 1962.
CM further stated that about Rs. 1,000 crore was allotted for the fishermen community and new saloons will be set up for Nayeebrahmins (barbers).
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