Minister for Cooperatives H S Mahadeva Prasad on Tuesday said that out of two crore members of Vyavasaya Seva Sahakara Sanghas, only 30 lakh were benefited under Yashaswini health scheme. So, steps would be taken to strengthen the scheme, with an enrolment drive.
Speaking to newspersons here, he said, some of the members of the societies were unable to pay even the Rs 200 premium for Yashaswini scheme. The government would explore measures to be taken to include those belonging to SC/ST communities under the scheme.
There are more than 36,000 societies in the state, but, a majority of them are not stable. Plans would be chalked out to strengthen them.
Farmers avail loan mostly from the month of June to August. As loan waiver is matched with the financial year ending in April, they claim that they have not been benefited. A discussion would be held in this regard in the Cabinet meeting, he said.
Mahadeva Prasad said, he would collect necessary information on Pandavapura Sahakara Sakkare Karkane (PSSK) and hold discussions on its problems.
There are plans to distribute milk to students under midday meals scheme. It is aimed at helping dairy farmers, he said.
Deputy Commissioner B N Krishnaiah, Superintendent of Police Bushan Borase and others were present.