Rs. 2,977 cr disbursed to 15L farmers in AP's Satya Sai district under crop insurance scheme

“If the crop is lost, the farmers are in distress. This in turn puts the state in distress. Hence, a move was taken. If the farmers lose crops in one season, we directly pay the compensation amount in the hands of the farmers before the arrival of the same season next year. We pay crop insurance compensation without bribes or discrimination,” the CM said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Jun 2022 10:14 AM GMT
Rs. 2,977 cr disbursed  to 15L farmers in APs Satya Sai district under crop insurance scheme

Satya Sai district: For the third year in a row, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 14 June disbursed Rs. 2,977.80 crores to over 15 lakh farmers across the state who suffered crop losses during the Kharif season 2021.

The insurance amount was disbursed during an event held at Chennekothapalli in Sri Sathya Sai district on Tuesday. The compensation is being provided as part of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana and the state government's YSR Free Crop Insurance scheme.

"If the crop is lost, the farmers are in distress. This in turn puts the state in distress. Hence, a move was taken. If the farmers lose crops in one season, we directly pay the compensation amount in the hands of the farmers before the arrival of the same season next year. We pay crop insurance compensation without bribes or discrimination," the CM said.

Hitting out at the previous TDP government, Jagan said his government was capable of not just aiding more farmers in just three years but clearing the arrears the previous government had left.

"The previous government disbursed just Rs. 3,411 crores to 30.85 lakh farmers over five years. But, in the last year three years, we have already disbursed a total of Rs. 6,684 crores to 44.28 lakh farmers under the YSR crop insurance scheme. At every step, we are ensuring farmers' welfare through timely payments," the CM said.

In the undivided Anantapur district, the total insurance amount disbursed was Rs. 628 crores for the 2019 and 2020 Kharif seasons. This year, while the government had announced disbursal of Rs. 467.81 crores to 3.35 lakh farmers in undivided Anantapur district, after reorganisation, the government has deposited Rs. 885.45 crores into the bank accounts of 4,04,461 farmers in Anantapur and Sri Sathya Sai districts. While 1,71,881 farmers in Sri Sathya Sai district have received Rs. 255.78 crores, 2,32,580 farmers in Anantapur received Rs. 629.77 crores.

"Once upon a time, Anantapur district was a drought district. Now there is plenty of water. The farmers have benefitted in the district over the past three years. We have spent Rs. 1,27,823 crores on farmers in these three years. We are ensuring revolutionary change in the agriculture sector through RBKs – one that the whole country is witnessing and taking notes of," the CM said at the event.

Jagan said the state government will not stop its efforts to aid farmers, unlike the previous government. The CM also highlighted the lapses in the TDP manifesto and the promises they did not keep during their tenure.

"We are not competing with the past CMs in terms of doing good to the farmers. We are competing with the country. Chandrababu Naidu did not cater to the farmers and did not keep up with the manifesto promises made by the TDP," the CM said.

Payments under TDP government

2014-15: Rs. 132.24 crores compensation to 1.03 lakh farmers

2015-16: Rs. 339.70 crores compensation to 4.35 lakh farmers

2016-17: Rs. 954.75 crores compensation to 8.70 lakh farmers

2017-18: Rs. 720.60 crores compensation to 6.77 lakh farmers

2018-19: Rs. 1,263.91 crores compensation to 10 lakh farmers but was not paid in full

Payments under YSRCP government

TDP government's arrears paid by the YSRCP government: Rs. 715.84 crores to 6.19 lakh farmers

2019-20: Rs. 1,252.18 crores compensation to 9.48 lakh farmers

2020-21: Rs. 1,739.00 crores compensation to 13 lakh farmers

2021-22: Rs. 2,977.82 crores compensation to 15.61 lakh farmers

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