ADILABAD : As many as 77,058 Rythu Bandhu cheques could not be distributed in Adilabad district as beneficiaries were not available in the villages due to various reasons like death of the person and migration to other states and countries. There were also cases where errors on cheques pertaining to names and area of land have been reported. There were also Aadhaar linkage issues, which also affected the distribution. Officials said that there are about 43,431 cheques that have been kept on hold due to errors in details given by the beneficiary.
According to sources, in the erstwhile Adilabad district there are 5,11,060 farmers. Of which, cheques to 4,34,008 farmers have been distributed and 77,058 cheques are yet to be distributed. In Nirmal and Mancherial districts, as many as 4,646 farmers have gone to Gulf and other countries in search of employment opportunities. Endowments minister A Indrakaran Reddy during the recent Rythu Bandhu awareness meeting said the cheques of these farmers will be distributed to their family members who are living here.
The state government had started distribution of cheques from May 10 and the last date for distribution was June 20. The government has directed the officials to return the cheques which were not distributed. Lambadas, who have reportedly illegally occupied the lands of Adivasis ,have been denied cheques as they could not furnish proofs like pattas and ROFR, official said.