Rythu Bandhu or Farmers' Investment Support Scheme (FISS) is a welfare programme to support farm investments for two crops a year, introduced by Telangana government. It pays Rs. 4,000 per acre per season to 58.33 lakh farmers, for Kharif and Rabi seasons. This is the first direct farmer investment support scheme in India, where the farmers are paid in cash directly. An allocation of Rs. 12,000 crores was made in 2018-2019 state budget for the scheme. It was launched at Dharmarajpalli of Karimnagar on May 10th, 2018.