Andhra Pradesh Government launches Bhima scheme to provide financial assistance to the BPL families

Oct 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on October 21, 2020 has launched Bhima scheme to provide financial assistance to the BPL families in the State. The State government will be paying Rs 510 Crore every year as a premium, despite the central government has withdrawn from this scheme. All the families with white ration cards (issued for the poor) are eligible for this scheme and the village/ward volunteers shall visit the families and enroll the names of the primary householders. Under this scheme, the insurance amount for accidental death and total permanent disability for people aged between 18-50 years is Rs 5 lakh and for those between 51-70 years is Rs 3 lakh. Similarly, for natural death cases (18-50 years) is Rs 2 lakh and for partial permanent disability in an accident case (18-70 years) is Rs.1.5 lakh insurance amount would be extended.


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