Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has thought his two path-breaking welfare schemes for farmers – Rythu Bandhu, which aims at paying Rs 8,000 per acre to each farmer every year and Rs 5 lakh crop insurance scheme – would fetch him tremendous mileage in the next elections.
But field reports indicated to him that situation has not changed so dramatically due to problems in implementations of the schemes and grass root level corruption by the authorities.The authorities reportedly told the chief minister that the party rank and fail have failed to publicise the schemes and instil confidence among farmers.
So, KCR himself has decided to propagate his pet schemes personally and take them into the people.According to official sources, the chief minister himself will make extensive tours of villages starting from August 15 to see the impact of the Rythu Bandhu scheme on the people.
In the name of Rythu Yatra, KCR will call on the beneficiary families and interact with them to take their feedback.He will also address meetings to receive grievances from people on the loopholes in the schemes. He will also identify if there are any personal needs pending in the villages.
Apart from KCR, all his cabinet colleagues and MLAs would also take part in Rythu Yatra in their respective constituencies to publicise the schemes, official sources said.