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Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme 2020-2021 had been launched as an agriculture investment support scheme. In this Farmers Investment Support Scheme (FISS), govt. is providing financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per year (Rs. 5,000 per acre per season) to each farmer. This input assistance scheme is benefiting around 61.49 lakh farmers covering around 1.52 crore acres of farming land. Farmers in Telangana will now get Rs 7,500 crore financial assistance under the state government’s Rythu Bandhu scheme from 28 December 2020 to 7 January 2021.
The primary objective of this scheme is to maximize agricultural production and productivity. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on 7 December 2020 has directed the officials concerned to ensure that each and every farmer in the state get the assistance. In this article, we will tell you about the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme 2020-2021 apply form, amount, how to check money status, list of participating banks and complete details.
The state govt. has made a budgetary allocation of Rs. 14,000 crore for this Farmers Investment Support Scheme in Telangana Budget 2020-21. This scheme was earlier named as “Rythu Lakshmi”. This scheme will lead to empowerment of farmers. For the benefit of farmers, govt. has also started Pattadar Passbook Initiative. All the farmers will now get new Pattadar Passbook as one single proof of ownership.
Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme 2020-2021
All the small and marginal farmers / SC-ST farmers / Record of Forest Rights (ROFR) Pattadars will get financial assistance twice every year directly without the involvement of a middlemen. FISS does not specifies any upper limit on the land holdings as 97% of the total farmers have less than 10 acres of land holdings.
Rythu Bandhu Scheme Apply Form
In this scheme, we will tell you about the complete process of how to download Rythu Bandhu Scheme Apply Form including bank details collection form, aadhaar authentication form and give it up form through online mode.
STEP 1: Firstly visit the official website at http://rythubandhu.telangana.gov.in/
STEP 2: At the homepage, click at the “Rythu Bandhu” tab as shown in the image below:-
STEP 3: Then the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme homepage will appear which can even be opened using the direct link given here – http://rythubandhu.telangana.gov.in/Default_RB1.aspx
STEP 4: Accordingly, go to the “Notifications” section and then click at the respective links to open the forms as mentioned here.
How to Download Rythu Bandhu Bank Details Collection Form
In the Notifications section, click at the “Bank Details Collection Form” link to open the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Bank Details Collection Form 2020-2021 as shown here:-
Download this form and take a printout to enable yourself to submit your bank details. Afterwards, each of the beneficiary will get Rs. 5,000 per acre per season directly into the bank accounts through DBT mode.
Rythu Bandhu Scheme Give It Up Form
In the Notifications section, click at the “Give It Up Proforma” link to open the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Give Up Form 2020-2021 as shown here:-
Download this form and take a printout of mandate for giving up amount under Rythu Bandhu Scheme. This form is to be submitted to the Agriculture Extension Officer.
Rythu Bandhu Scheme Aadhar Consent Form
In the Notifications section, click at the “Draft Declaration for Aadhar Authentication” link to open the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Aadhar Consent Form 2020-2021 as shown here:-
Download the form, take a printout, fill and submit it to the concerned authorities. The Aadhaar Authentication form must be submitted compulsorily to ensure that the DBT amount reaches the intended beneficiary only.
Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Amount
The amount at the rate of Rs 5,000 per acre will be credited directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers. Chief Minister KCR has directed the officials to release Rs 7,515 crore. He said the assistance should begin with farmers who have less holding of lands and all farmers should get the assistance in 10 days. This will be the second installment of investment support to be given to farmers this year. In June, the first installment was credited in the bank accounts of 61.49 lakh landholding farmers.
An allocation of Rs 14,000 crore was made for Rythu Bandhu in 2020-21 budget and now over Rs. 7,500 crore would be released. Under the scheme, Rs 10,000 investment support is being provided for every acre every year. The government is crediting the amount in two installments for two crop seasons.
Rythu Bandhu Scheme Money Status – Cheque Distribution Venue Schedule
Here is the direct link to check the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Money Status or the cheque distribution venue schedule – http://rythubandhu.telangana.gov.in/Rpt_ChequeDBShedule_out.aspx. The page to check Rythu Bandhu money status 2020-2021 will appear as shown below:-
Here candidates can select the name of the district as well as their mandal to open the cheque distribution schedule report of Rythu Bandhu Scheme in Telangana.
List of Participating Banks in Rythu Bandhu Scheme in Telangana
Below is the complete list of participating banks in Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme 2020-2021:-
|Bank Name||Mandal Count|
|State Bank of India||3398430|
|Indian Overseas Bank||601562|
|AP Grameena Vikas Bank||1323887|
|Telangana Grameena Bank||945170|
The official link to check list of participating banks is http://rythubandhu.telangana.gov.in/ParticipatingBanks.aspx
Salient Features of Rythu Bandhu Scheme
The important features and highlights of this scheme are as follows:-
- Rythu Bandhu is a transparent per acre investment support scheme for farmers.
- Telangana govt. will provide Rs. 10,000 per acre to be paid annually in 2 equal installments to be credited directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries. Earlier, pay order cheques of Rs. 5,000 per crop season were issued to farmers.
- Out of the total 71.75 lakh farmers in the state, around 61.49 lakh farmers are getting benefited from this scheme. Tenant farmers are excluded from this input assistance scheme.
- Telangana govt. has made a provision of Rs. 14000 crore exclusively for Rythu Bandhu Investment Support Scheme and now Rs. 7,515 crore would be released from 28 December 2020 to 7 January 2021.
- This scheme is covering 1.52 crore acres of farming land as ownership of this land is clearly established and recorded.
- Rythu Samanvaya Samiti will give this assistance to the farmers through online mode (earlier through a bank bearer cheque). Agriculture Extension Officers (AEOs) are consistently monitoring the Rythu Bandhu cheques distribution at rural / village level. These AEOs also holds the responsibility to make entry of cheque details on tablet computer provided.
Each Farmer will receive a tamper proof “Pattadar Passbook” with 17 unique security features. this passbook will now serve as proof for an absolute ownership.
Online Transfer of Amount in Rythu Bandhu Scheme
The state government of Telangana had decided to transfer amount under Rythu Bandhu Scheme directly into bank accounts of farmers. Now the Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme payments has been made online. The state govt. will not issue any more cheques for the farmers as it was done in the 1st & 2nd installments of Rythu Bandhu Yojana 2018.
CM K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) mentioned that an enhanced amount of Rs. 5,000 per acre per season would be distributed. Last year, CM KCR had raised the assistance amount from Rs. 8,000 per acre to Rs. 10,000 per acre in a single year as cash incentive.
Need to Stop Cheque Distribution of Rythu Bandhu Scheme
In the high level meeting chaired by CM KCR, the officials explained the difficulty faced by the machinery at ground level in distribution of cheques to farmers. Moreover, there is a difficulty in the laborious process involved in the preparation and disbursement of cheques from the state head quarter to the village level. Instructions are given to the Agriculture department to disburse the scheme benefit to the farmers accounts directly through online without any publicity.
Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme Background
Telangana govt. had launched Rythu Bandhu Scheme as an investment support scheme for farmers. Initially, the state govt. has decided to provide Rs. 8,000 per year (Rs. 4,000 per acre per season) in FY 2018. But from FY 2019, the state govt. is providing Rs. 10,000 per year (Rs. 5,000 per acre per season). The total requirement of fund for the implementation of the scheme in 2020-21 financial year is Rs. 14,000 crore for Kharif & Rabi season. Last year, the government earmarked Rs 12,000 crore.
Progress Report of Rythu Bandhu Scheme
It was in 2018 that the government had launched the scheme with announcement of Rs 8,000 investment support per acre per crop. Last year, the amount was enhanced to Rs 10,000. The scheme is part of the TRS government’s measures to transform the agriculture sector. It is aimed at taking care of the initial investment by the farmer so that he doesn’t have to approach private lenders. Till date, around 32 districts, 108 divisions, 568 mandals, 2245 clusters, 10874 villages and 57,15,870 farmers have been included in Telangana Rythu Bandhu Scheme (this data is as on 8 December 2020).
New Pattadar Passbook Initiative – Dharani
The state govt. is going to provide “New Pattadar Passbooks” to the farmers along with the cheques. This is a historical land cleansing drive in which 1523 revenue teams have approached farmers directly to verify their land records once and for all. The important features and highlights of this Pattadar Passbook drive are as follows:-
- This initiative is helpful in ending all land disputes of the farmers.
- Telangana govt. had completed the entire process in just 100 days on a fast tack basis.
- This entire passbook preparation process was carried out in 3 stages and every information was made available in respective Gram Panchayats (GPs).
- The state govt. had contacted each and every farmer to verify their rightful ownership. The state govt. has examined all the objections and made the necessary modifications.
- Now all the records are saved in the digital format at Dharani Website. These records will now get treated as single evidence in all land record matters.
These 2 initiatives will redefine the future of agriculture in the state as well as across the entire country. Both these initiatives are first-of-their-kind never seen initiative for farmers welfare.
For more details, visit the official website at http://rythubandhu.telangana.gov.in/