Karnataka farmers’ insurance model

Rajasthan Chief Minister visits Bangalore Meet Dr. Devi Shetty of Narayan Hrudalaya Discusses farmers insurance scheme for adoption in Rajasthan

Ms. Vasundara Raje is no ordinary Chief Minister. Given her royal background and equally her son, Dhusyant Raje, an young M.P. who is also engaged back in his rural base concentrating on agriculture on modern lines, it is double benefit for India’s farmers. The mother and son duo can be expected to give Indian farmers community the needed next step innovations. The CM had now sought the Karnataka farmers insurance model for adoptation in Rajasthan state must give a boost to farmers welfare and rural India as new confidence to stand on a self-sustaining development model.

Of 21 lakh farmers who have enrolled under the scheme, 67,988 had sought medical consultation. Of the 18,660 surgeries that were performed, 3,234 were heart surgeries. The total cost of the treatment was Rs.23 crores.

The Karnataka Government’s Yeshaswini health insurance scheme for farmers has been appreciated by the Union Government and has attracted the attention of several States that have sought to replicate the programme.The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, made a special trip to Bangalore and spent nearly two hours with the cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty, who is the architect of the cooperative health insurance scheme.

The Rajasthan Government has an ambitious plan of bringing mineworkers under the scheme.
Similarly, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have sought details from Karnataka to introduce the programme in their respective regions. Bangladesh has also shown interest in the scheme. The Chief Minister, N.Dharam Singh, after reviewing the scheme, told that the Government will extend the scheme to farm workers and weavers.

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