Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday instructed the officials concerned to implement the prestigious ‘Rythu Bima Scheme’ (Farmers Insurance Scheme), to be launched on August 15, effectively. He wanted an effective mechanism to be developed to make sure that the insurance amount reaches the family of deceased farmer within 10 days of the farmer’s death.
Stage set for Rythu Bima rollout
Stating that his government was launching the largest insurance scheme benefitting 28 lakh farmers with Rs 636 crore premium in the country, the Chief Minister informed that the details of eligible farmers, who are insured, would be made available in the computer of Agriculture Extension Officer. Since the scheme is coming into effect from August 14 midnight, the family of the farmer who dies after that would be given Rs 5,00,000 within 10 days.
The members of the Rythu Samanvaya Samithi will also play a key role. The LIC also made arrangements of special cells for this purpose. The Chief Minister said that those eligible farmers who have not yet registered their names should do so immediately. Once they do it, the government would make the premium payment.