BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has condoned the delay in submission of crop yield data by the state government for settlement of insurance claims. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh today informed the state government that the central share of the insurance claims of farmers for kharif 2015 paddy crops will be released after the state release its share to the Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC).
Responding to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's Wednesday letter, Singh said that the central government has condoned the state government's delay of four and a half months in submission of yield data based on crop cutting experiments (CCEs) for paddy crop for Kharif 2015. March 31, 2016 was the cut off date for submission of crop cutting reports to the Centre for insurance claims.
In his letter to Singh yesterday, the Chief Minister said the state government has sanctioned 50 percent of the total claim of Rs 1776.34 crore. He had requested the Centre to release its share of the claim.