VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited 1820.23 crore under YSR free crop insurance scheme into the bank accounts of 15.15 lakh farmers who lost their crop during last years kharif season.
The chief minister said the government had taken the responsibility to support farmers in their hard times and has kept its promise. He further said that they have revamped the scheme by paying the entire insurance premium, thereby ensuring that all farmers enrolled in e crop platform get their share of insurance directly with no middlemen involved.
A total of 3,788.25 crore was spent alone on this crop insurance scheme in the last 23 months, including the pending dues of 715.84 crore left by the previous government. Besides these, the state government has spent 83,000 crore towards farmer welfare in the last 23 months, whereas for Rythu Bharosa alone 17,029 crore was spent, he said.