The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the programme to distribute sheep among Golla Kuruma community was successful. He said government so far distributed 23.80 lakh sheep in just four months after the launch of the scheme in the month of June. On October 2, he was discussing with the delegates of the community who came to Hyderabad from various districts across the state to attend all India Kuruma conference. He said the state was importing 650 truckloads of meat and in Hyderabad city alone 35 truckloads of meat was required. The scheme of distribution of sheep was aimed at self-sufficiency in meat production.
The Chief Minister said after two years All India Shepherd Conference would be held in Hyderabad and by that time he was confident, the community would be richest one. He said the government would leave no stone unturned to promote Golla Kuruma community. Ten acres of land and Rs 10 crores would be allotted for setting up a hostel for the community.
On political front he said Backward classes candidates who could not contest elections, would be accommodated in the Legislative Council. He said the government had taken up initiative to constitute Farmers Sava Samithis for the welfare of farmers. No other state had taken as many measures for the betterment of farmers as his government did, he claimed.