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Naidu announces Rs 4,000 additional dole for Andhra farmers

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In another major pre-poll sop, the government here on Wednesday announced annual financial assistance of Rs 4,000 to every in the state.

The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, approved the new scheme 'Annadata Sukhibhava', under which the will give Rs 4,000 assistance in addition to Rs 6,000 announced by the Centre in the interim budget earlier this month.

Farmers having more than five acres of land and not eligible under the Centre's scheme will get Rs 10,000 every year, he said.

The tenant farmers will also get the benefit of the scheme, said Agriculture The scheme would benefit 54 lakh farmers, he added.

In the interim budget presented in Assembly last week, the government allocated Rs 5,000 crore for the scheme.

The said money will be deposited in the farmers' by the end of February. It will include Rs 2,000 given by the

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 16:36 IST
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