Stage set for Rythu Bima rollout
Stage set for Rythu Bima rollout

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.     

The Chief Minister further made it clear that the responsibility of extending the insurance amount lies with the Agriculture Extension Officer and Panchayat Secretary. He said these two officials should work in tandem and see to it that the eligible farmer’s family gets the cheque in time. The death certificate of the deceased farmer should be given by the Panchayat Raj Secretary within 48 hours of his death.  

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. 

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