Here is the new scam in Telangana - the Buffalo Scam
You would have heard enough of money scam, lands scam, sand scam and now have a look at Buffalo scam. Can't imagine what all scams are yet to hear in near future. You read it right, the scam can even be organised with buffaloes. In the distribution of sheep and buffaloes in Telangana, there seems to have been a scam happening in it.
To assist the communities, Golla and Kurumala, the Telangana government had come up with a scheme to distribute sheep and buffaloes at subsidy rates to those eligible for them. The scheme is said to be getting misused even after the irregularities getting identified and culprits getting detained. In order to eradicate the irregularities, the government had asked the animal husbandry officials to come up with proposals.
It is being said that two recommendations have been made by these officials. One is to invite tenders for distribution of sheep and buffaloes and the other is to credit the subsidy amount directly into accounts of the beneficiaries. This distribution earlier was made possible in two phases. On first phase, 70.10 lakh sheep were distributed. While in the second phase only 5 lakhs were distributed.
From the first phase, the government is said to be found that it had procured huge loss by the exploitation of this scheme by veterinary doctors and officials. The cost of buffaloes reported to government was 80000 pretty buffalo while its original cost was not more than 30000.