In a move that will have far-reaching political implications, the State Cabinet decided to give 5% quota for Kapus and another 5% to the economically backward classes among the forward castes, at its meeting held on Monday. However, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu favoured further deliberations and then tabling it in the legislature during the session beginning January 30. The Cabinet resolved to pay out Rs. 250 crore as advance towards compensation to victims of AgriGold scam and to file a memo to that effect in the High Court, under whose direction properties of the company are being auctioned. Meanwhile, as the elections are fast approaching, the Cabinet is likely to roll out Rythu Raksha scheme, on the lines of Rythu Bandhu being implemented in Telangana, for providing input assistance to farmers at the rate of Rs. 10,000 per acre. It was discussing the modalities till late in the night.
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