AP CM launches ‘YSR Bheema’ scheme for families in unorganised sector

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Speaking after the launch, the Chief Minister said that the state government would pay Rs.510 crore every year as premium

The YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, October 21, launched an insurances scheme that will cover a total of 1.41 crore bread winners of below poverty line families in the unorganized sector.

The scheme Christened 'YSR Bheema' scheme was launched by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Vijayawada in the morning. Speaking after the launch, the Chief Minister said that the state government would pay Rs.510 crore every year as premium, despite the central government having withdrawn from the scheme.

"All the families with white ration cards are eligible for this scheme and the village or ward volunteers will visit the families and enrol the names of the primary breadwinners. The list of the enrolled insurance holders will be displayed in the village secretariats," he was quoted by news agency UNI as saying.

During the Praja Sankalpa Yatra, YS Jagan came to know about the problems of the poor people due to the lack of insurance and he aimed to provide insurance to the breadwinners of the families. He fulfilled his promise and people with white ration card in the state can get benefit from YSR Bheema scheme.

YSR Bheema scheme will apply to the people between 18 to 70 years of age, who supports the family. The beneficiary between 18 -50 years of the scheme will get insurance of Rs 2 lakh in case of natural death and will get Rs 5 lakh to the nominees in case of accidental death. The beneficiary between the age of 51 to 70 years will get insurance cover of Rs 3 lakh in case of accidental death.

Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishnadas, Ministers Botsa Satyanarayana, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Gummanuru Jayaram, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, and other officials were present at the launch event (with inputs from UNI)

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