AP cabinet decides to implement Aam Aadmi Yojana scheme

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Hyderabad, Feb 8 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet today decided to implement the 'Aam Aadmi Yojana Insurance' scheme for the benefit of the landless poor and agricultural labourers in the state.

The Cabinet, which met under the leadership of Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, has decided to cover nearly 39 lakh poor families under the insurance scheme brought out by the Centre.

The central and state governments would equally share the insurance premium of Rs 200 per family. Both the governments would have to spend Rs 76 crore annually for the premium to implement the scheme for the family members of the age groups of above 18 years and below 59 years.

Under the scheme, Rs 75,000 would be given for accidental death, permanent disability due to accident and loss of two eyes or two limbs, while Rs 34,500 would be given for loss of one eye or one limb. The insurance amount would be given for natural death also.

This scheme was in addition to the 'Apatbhandu' scheme which was already implemented in the state.

The scheme would also provide Rs 300 as scholarship for school-going children of the families. The students, studying in ninth class up to Plus two, would be covered under this scheme.

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