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TelanganaRs 3,384.95 crore insurance amount paid to 67,699 farmers in Telangana: Niranjan...

Rs 3,384.95 crore insurance amount paid to 67,699 farmers in Telangana: Niranjan Reddy

Published: 22nd Nov 2021 6:12 pm

Hyderabad: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy announced that 67,699 farmers in Telangana received a total Rs 3,384.95 crore insurance amount i.e. Rs 5 lakh each under Rythu Bima scheme in the last three years. Telangana is the only State to implement Rythu Bima and Rythu Bandhu schemes in the country. The State government paid insurance premium for around 35.64 lakh farmers for the year 2021-22 and is spending nearly Rs 60,000 crore of its budget for agriculture and allied sectors.

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He made the announcement strongly objecting to the allegations made by the Opposition parties accusing that the TRS government ignored farmers in Telangana State and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had announced Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of farmers who died in the agitation against the Centre’s contentious Farm Laws. He said both Congress and BJP were resorting to false propaganda with vicious intentions against the government.

In a statement here on Monday, the Minister stated that the Chief Minister was biased towards farmers and hence, launched numerous schemes for their well-being. He demanded to know whether any States being ruled by Congress or BJP in the country, were implementing schemes like Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, uninterrupted quality power supply. He said the Opposition parties were only interested in politics, but unfortunately trying to politicise the Chief Minister’s gesture towards the deceased farmers who lost their lives during agitations against Farm Laws in north India.

During the Congress rule in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, farmers were forced to wait in queues for seeds and fertilisers apart from suffering lathi charge. “The Chief Minister cared for the families of farmers and did not wanted them to be left in lurch in case of the farmer’s untimely death. Hence, he launched Rythu Bima scheme providing Rs 5 lakh insurance coverage,” he said.

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