The Punjab Government had earlier given a number of benefits under the Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme to the farmers who had the atta-dal scheme card. Now they are again coming with a very benefitting scheme for the farmers, which will provide them with an insurance cover of around Rs. 50, 000 per annum.
The Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Sikandar Singh Maluka and Sarup Chand Singla, the Chief Parliamentary Secretary will distribute the cards for this particular scheme to the farmers. The distribution of the cards will be done at the Community Centre, Model Town, Phase III, Bathinda.
It will be encouraging for the farmers and even make them feel secure. Farmers are the backbone of our country and especially of a state like Punjab. It is the duty of the government to take proper care of them and their families. Such schemes encourage people to take up farming, which is good for the future of the country and the economy.
There are times when farmers are suffering from serious illness and due to lack of financial funds, they are unable to pay for their treatment, and hence the country ends up in losing these gemstones. Since ages farmers have been committing suicides due to draught and other natural calamities, which destroy their crop. Such schemes will encourage them and will give them a ray of hope to live even in the worse situations.
This health insurance scheme will offer better health facilities to the farmers. And as per Dr Basant Garg, Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda, farmers will be entitled to go for free and cashless treatment under the Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme.
In cases when the head of the family dies or if there is a circumstance that he gets handicapped, the family will be getting a compensation of around Rs. 5 lakh under this scheme. Not only the farmers but also the entire families who will be registered under this scheme, will be entitled to get free health treatment in the listed hospitals. The farmers will have to visit the community center in Model Town, Phase III, Bathinda to get them registered under this scheme and get benefits of the same.