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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao

Life Insurance scheme will cover all farmers: CM KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the agricultural Department officers that the RythuBandhu life Insurance Scheme should be made applicable to all eligible farmers in the State.

The Chief Minister said that until every farmer is registered for the scheme, applications for enrolling nominees, shall be continued to be received and the details of already received information shall be forwarded to the Government for further action.

The CM also said that errors if any found in the Pattadar pass books are to be corrected as well as change of names for mutation wherever applicable should be taken up and completed on war footing.

Chandrashekhar Rao held a review and discussed with officials concerned at Pragathi Bhavan on Friday afternoon on the Rythu Bheema Scheme as well as on issues pertaining to the land records.

Chief secretary S.K. Joshi, Principal secretaries S. Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao, Shanti kumari, CMO officers SmitaSabarwal, Bhoopal Reddy, Priyanka Verghese, Agriculture Commissioner Jagan Mohan, MP Vinod Kumar, Government Whip PallaRajeshwar Reddy participated in the meeting.

“Name of all the farmers are to be registered for Rythu Bheema insurance scheme. Irrespective of farmer possessing land at more than one place and irrespective of number of Kathas, every farmer is eligible for only one policy.

Without any discrimination whether rich or poor names of every farmer between the age group of 18 to 60 shall be registered. The farmer should be educated in such a way that he or she submits the nominee forms as early as possible.

On submission of details of the farmers who have already been provided the nominees name, the government will release and pay the first instalment of Insurance premium pertaining to them,” said the Chief Minister.

“New pattadar pass books have been issued after completion of land records purification and rectification. RythuBandhu cheques have also been issued. However, some farmers have not yet received the pass books and in some pass books few errors are to be corrected. Mutations are also pending in some cases.

Instructions have already been issued earlier to complete all these expeditiously. However, the work has not been accomplished with the speed as expected.

It requires to speed up the activity. To begin with all the records are to be rectified manually,” said the CM. (INN)

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