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Enroll all eligible farmers under insurance scheme

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Finance Minister Eatala Rajendar directed the officials to enrol all eligible farmers in Rythu Bandhu Life Insurance Scheme, to be launched by the government across the State on August 15.

Karimnagar: Finance Minister Eatala Rajendar directed the officials to enrol all eligible farmers in Rythu Bandhu Life Insurance Scheme, to be launched by the government across the State on August 15.

He held a review meeting with the officials of agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry, sericulture and horticulture departments of united Karimnagar district here at the Collectorate conference hall in Karimnagar on Tuesday.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Rajendar said except those farmers, whose land cases were pending in court, all others, in the age group of 18 to 60 years should enrol their names for the insurance scheme. There are about 1.17 lakh farmers in Karimnagar district, 1.10 lakhs in Jagtyal, 1.10 lakhs in Peddapalli and around 80,369 farmers in Rajanna Sircilla district, he explained.

Rear pigs outside the city Minister Rajendar ordered the officials to drive pigs five to10 km away from Karimnagar city since one lakh people fell sick in the district till date. As per the orders issued by the High Court, encourage people to rear the pigs under societies.

In Siddipet district, pigs are reared outside of the city. Same steps must be taken here in united Karimnagar district by preparing perfect action plan within 20 days, the Minister ordered the Collectors.

He ordered the officials concerned to allot land required for rearing pigs along with laying fencing and arranging water facility and to build proper sheds. Rs 2 lakhs financial aid will be provided for the purpose. The officials should take this issue seriously as it is related with public health, he added.

Government Chief Whip Koppula Eshwar, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tula Uma, District Collectors Devasena (Peddapalli), Dr A Sharath (Jagtial) and D Krishna Bhaskar (Rajanna Sircilla), Peddapalli MP Bulka Suman, Choppadandi MLA Bodiga Shoba, IDC Chairman Eda Shankar Reddy and Minority Corporation Chairman Akbar Hussain were present along with others.

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