BAA BAA CHIEF MINISTER
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.