AMRAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government has embarked on another new scheme in the state. CM Jagan Mohanreddy launched the YSR Free Crop Insurance Scheme at a function held at the CM’s camp office in Thadepalli. Under the scheme, Rs 1,252 crore will be credited to the accounts of farmers whose crops were damaged due to natural calamities during the kharif season last year. The Chief Minister has launched a cash deposit program in the accounts of 9.48 lakh farmers. On this occasion, the CM conducted a video conference with the collectors and beneficiaries.
The CM clarified that the government has also decided to bear the share of farmers as part of the implementation of the YSSAR free crop insurance scheme. He said 14 lakh crore acres in the state have been brought under insurance coverage. Farmers want to believe that insurance will come in case of crop damage. There are 10,641 farmer assurance centers in the state, all of which are linked to village secretariats, the CM said. “We know the crop loss details based on e-cropping data from RBK,” he said.