Who: 50 percent subsidy on purchase of seeds
What: Announced by state government of Telangana
When: 4 October 2015
To reduce input costs for farmers in the Rabi season in view of the Kharif failure, the Telangana Government on 4 October 2015 announced 50 percent subsidy on purchase of seeds.
The decision was made during the high level review meeting held in Hyderabad. The meeting was held after several farmers committed suicide due to crop failure in Kharif season.
As per the decision, groundnut and Bengal gram seeds will be supplied to farmers at 50 percent subsidy. Benefits for farmers as per the decision
• 30 kilogram bag of groundnut seeds will be sold at 1400 rupees
• 25 kilogram bag of Bengal Gram seeds will be sold at for 800 rupees
The Government also asked officials to monitor supply of seeds, fertilisers and power on a day-to-day basis and Bankers to issue fresh loans for Rabi season.