Telangana Government decided to extend the Apathbandhu disaster scheme till 1 November 2017. The families of those who die in riots, cyclones, earthquakes or due to collapse of buildings and bridges can now avail of the ex gratia under the Apathbandhu scheme up to November.
Under Apathbandhu scheme the people of Below Poverty Line (BPL) will get the financial assistance of Rs.50,000 in case of death of a member due to a natural or manmade disaster.
Officials of the disaster management department said that district collectors will verify the proposals received from the RDO/MRO with reference to the norms and guidelines of the Apathbandhu scheme and release the amount to the family members of the deceased, preferably through the bank accounts of the legal heirs, within seven days of the death.
The state government has also directed the collectors to send monthly progress reports to the government. So the state government of Telangana extends the Apathbandhu disaster scheme for the victims of disaster in any natural calamity