Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned, that the prestigious ‘Rythu Bhima Scheme’ to be launched from 15th August, shall be implemented effectively. The CM described that the Rythu Bhima Scheme, is the largest insurance scheme in the world and gives confidence to the families of farmer. CM said, that, whatever might be the reason, due to which a farmer whose life is insured, dies, his family shall be paid Rs. 5,00,000 towards insurance amount within 10 days after his death. CM made it clear that, effective mechanism should be developed so as to reach the insurance amount cheque to the farmer as per the schedule within 10 days after the death occurs. CM also made it clear that the responsibility in the process of reaching the insurance amount to the family lies with the Agriculture Extension Officer and Panchayat Secretary. He said, that, these two should work in close cooperation and see that the eligible farmers family gets the cheque in time. CM also said, that, the death certificate of the deceased farmer shall be given by the panchayath raj secretary within 48 hours on his death.
Ministers Jagadish Reddy, Mahender Reddy, MLCs Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, MLAs Diwakar Rao, Ala Venkateshwar Reddy, Principal Secretary, Agriculture Parthasarathy, Commissioner Jagan Mohan Rao, Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary Vikas Raj, Commissioner Neetu Prasad, CMO officer Bhoopal Reddy, participated in the meeting on Friday in Pragathi Bhavan.
The Chief Minister explained in detail to the officers the phase wise and step wise activities to be taken up for handing over the Rythu Bhima insurance cheque as well as machinery required. CM has also said about who should register the details of the farmer on his death, to whom the information to be reached first, how to inform the LIC, role of Agriculture Extension officers, role of panchayat raj secretary and the roll of members of the Rythu Samanvaya Samithies.(NSS)