“The Yeshasvini health scheme will be extended to cover members of all Co-operative Societies in cities and towns,” announced Co-operation Minister H.S. Mahadevprasad.

Addressing a press meet at Government Guest House in Nazarbad yesterday, Mahadev Prasad said that the extension of Yeshasvini scheme to urban areas, which was hitherto limited to rural areas, would benefit thousands of Co-operative Societies’ members and their family members.

The registration for the scheme for Societies in urban areas will take place between February and June 2014 and those covered under the scheme can get treatment for their ailments in 500 empanelled hospitals across the State, he pointed out.

Continuing, the Minister said that the Co-operation Department was planning to advance Rs. 8,000 crore loan this year, with 25% of new members of Co-operative Societies availing the loan facility.

Pointing out that the department has advanced more than Rs. 4,000 crore to over lakhs of farmers across the State, the Minister said that Rs. 900 crore would be allotted as part of releasing incentives to dairy farmers.

The Minister also said that a Sahakara Bhavan costing Rs. 5 crore would be built at Bangalore in the name of Co-operative Movement pioneer Siddanagowda Sanganagowda Patil. Referring to the ongoing 60th All India Co-operation Meet, Mahadev Prasad said that the valedictory of the event will take place at D.Devaraj Urs Stadium in Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar on Nov.20.

The programme will begin with Revenue Minister Sreenivasa Prasad unfurling the flag at 11am, following which Law Minister T.B.Jayachandra will formally inaugurate the event.

Housing Minister Ambarish will release a souvenir on the occasion. PWD Minister Dr.H.C.Mahadevappa will distribute prizes to best performing Co-operative societies, he added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore