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Boost enrolment under BKKY, Chief Secretary tells collectors


OST Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10:

The state government on Tuesday asked district collectors to boost enrolment under Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY).

chief secyDuring a district-wise review meeting with collectors via video conferencing at the State Secretariat here, chief secretary JK Mohapatra gave collectors the option to set up village level camps for enrolment.

He asked insurance companies to deploy adequate number of kits with skilled manpower in all the districts within the next 3-4 days. He also asked them to deploy at least five kits in each block and engage coordinators in each district to facilitate and oversee the enrolment process.

Director, Agriculture RS Gopalan laid emphasis on enrolment of more families under the scheme.

The state government has targeted enrolment of 25 lakh farmers under Stream-1 and 35, 27,440 farmers under Stream-11 by January 31 next year. The farmers enrolled under both these streams are entitled to get the same benefit of the health insurance coverage of Rs 1 lakh per family.

The farmers enrolled under Stream-1 will have to pay a fee of Rs 30 towards the cost of the card while farmers enrolled under Stream-11 would not pay any fees as they have already paid the cost of the card at the time of earlier enrolment under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).

Insurance companies like National Insurance Company, New India Assurance, Reliance General Insurance and IFFCO-TOKIO have been entrusted with enrolment that has begun in all the districts from November this year.

Reviewing the progress of construction of Anganwadi Centre buildings, the chief secretary asked the collectors to expedite the process of construction while making it clear that the number of buildings which remain nonstarter by the end of January will be diverted to other districts.

He also asked the collectors to designate the Anganwadi workers as field key officers for BKKY enrolment.