Farmers to get Rs 5 lakh insurance: KTR

Hyderabad, May 16 : MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao today offered sops to Illantha Kunta village during Rythu Bandhu program in Rajanna Siricilla district. He demanded that the Centre link farming activity with that of the employment guarantee scheme across the nation to benefit the farmers.

KTR announced much to the delight of the people, most of them women, to provide Rs 1 cr for setting up central lighting system and 30-bed hospital for better health services in the village. “Soon I will come and lay foundation stone for these two programs along with MLA Rasamayi Balakishan and officials”, KTR said.

He lured the women and peasants with the Rythu Bandhu scheme, which was benefiting the farming community in a big way. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has started the cheques and land passbooks distribution program for the cause of the farmers, who are in distress, he said. “With the cheques and passbooks distribution, our Chief Minister has really become a Rythu Bandhu”, KTR noted.

The State government will also come up with unique scheme of providing Rs 5 lakh insurance to the farmers from June 2 across the State, KT Rama Rao announced. He also said special eye camps will be conducted in villages to provide spectacles and operations to the people, he said.

Taking a dig at the Congress for turning a blind eye at the development and progress in the State, he said the eye camps will open their eyes. Though the Centre was not coming to the rescue of the farmers, the State government will go ahead with its plan for providing financial assistance, he remarked. It is only Telangana State government was providing crop investment support to the farmers whose loans of Rs 17,000 crore had already been waived off and annulled about Rs 800 cr water cess recently, the minister said.

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