Minister for Cooperation H.S. Mahadeva Prasad on Wednesday said the State government has decided to pay Rs. 210 to enrol each Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe member under the Yeshasvini Health Insurance Scheme.

Mr. Prasad was speaking after inaugurating the foundation stone laying ceremony for the proposed commercial complex of RAPCMS off the Bangalore-Mysore Highway here.

The government will pay the enrolment fee for around nine lakh SC,ST members to enter their names under the scheme, which is designed for farmers who are members of the cooperative societies to undergo hospitalisation when required, at hospitals of their choice.

Unable to pay

The majority of the SC,ST members are unable to pay the Rs. 210 premium for the health insurance scheme. Hence, the government has decided to pay the premium. With this, the SC,ST members can get medical treatment, including radiotherapy and implantations free of cost, the Minister said.

Loan

In Mandya district, a total of 35,703 farmers have benefited from the loan waiver scheme, Mr. Prasad said.

He said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is committed to work for all-round development of the State.

The government has already implemented ‘Anna Bhagya’, ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ besides waiving of loans for minorities and SC, STs who have taken loans from various government-run corporations. The government will implement all promises made in the Congress manifesto in the coming days, he said.

The State government has increased the incentive to milk producers from Rs. 2 to Rs. 4 for every litre of milk. This has increased the milk production in the State, the Minister said.

Mandya MP Ramya said she will work for strengthening the cooperative sector in the district.

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