Accidental death insurance scheme for farmers from June 2

Accidental death insurance scheme for farmers from June 2
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The State government would introduce accidental death insurance scheme for farmers on June 2, informed Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

Bhupalpally: The State government would introduce accidental death insurance scheme for farmers on June 2, informed Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

He along with Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary distributed pattadar passbooks and crop investment scheme cheques to farmers under Rythu Bandhu Scheme at Regonda mandal headquarters in the district on Tuesday.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the Deputy CM said if any farmer meets accidental death, Rs 5 lakh compensation would be paid to his family. This initiative was meant to support bereaved family members and help them cope up with the loss of bread winner, he said.

Srihari explaining the impact of Rythu Bandhu Scheme said the farmers, who migrated to urban areas in search of livelihood, were returning back to their villages after the scheme was launched.

The farmers were happier than ever in TRS regime, which was focusing on their welfare. The crop investment scheme helps farmers to stay away from private money lenders and their exploitation, he said adding the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, has got special interest over farmers’ wellbeing that was why steps like 24-hour free power supply and others were taken.

Speaker Chary addressing the public said, because of the pro-farmer measures taken up by the government, agriculture has become a profitable venture. Setting up Farmer Coordination Committees and launching Rythu Bandhu Scheme were of great help to farmers.

Every farmer must make use of Rythu Bandhu Scheme in a proper manner, he added. District Collector D Amoy Kumar informed that so far about 65,331 cash cheques worth Rs 80 crore have been distributed along with 1,19,085 pattadar passbooks to farmers in the district. Rajya Sabha member B Prakash and others were present.

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