Kannababu slams TDP
Amaravati: Slamming Chandrababu Naidu and other TDP leaders for their false propaganda over YSR free insurance scheme, Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu said the state government has paid Rs 3783.25 crore to the farmers in the last two years under YSR free insurance scheme.
Speaking to the media at the party central office here on Wednesday, the Minister said the state government has decided to set up an insurance company on its own to implement a free crop insurance scheme and has been implementing the scheme under the guidelines of PM Fasal Bhima Yojana till then.
He said the previous government has not paid a premium most of the time making farmers suffer and also didn't process the claims for which premium was paid. He said while the TDP government didn't process the insurance claims to farmers in the Pulivendula area for not mentioning the date of cropping, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has released Rs 112 crore for them after coming into power.
The Minister flayed TDP leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy for claiming that they have paid Rs 4,000 crore as insurance and said only Rs 2,900 crore was paid in four years. The Minister briefed in detail comparing the registrations of the previous government with the present government for insurance and said there is a 122% increase at present.
Clarifying on reports in a section of media that a farmer received only Rs 16 as insurance, the minister said it is a technical aspect and it's an existing policy and 8,000 people received low claims ( less than Rs 100) during the last year of TDP government. He reminded that 18,000 farmers received more than one lakh as insurance the previous day.