BAA BAA CHIEF MIN­IS­TER

India Today - - UPFRONT -

In terms of am­bi­tion, you can’t fault Te­lan­gana chief min­is­ter K.

Chan­drasekhara Rao’s plan to give 20 sheep and a ram to ev­ery Ya­dav and Golla Ku­ruma family in the state from June 20. It would mean dis­tribut­ing 8.4 mil­lion sheep in two years, for Rs 5,000 crore. Not only is the stock be­ing sourced from other states, but grass is be­ing sowed on 46 lakh acres to en­sure enough fod­der, and 100 mo­bile ve­teri­nary clin­ics and a toll­free num­ber are be­ing set up. The state gov­ern­ment, how­ever, is a tad sheep­ish about the Rs 90 crore plan for in­sur­ance and on tag­ging live­stock, spawn­ing spec­u­la­tion of ex­ist­ing stock be­ing re­cy­cled.

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