The stage is set for the payment of crop insurance claims to the farmers for Kharif 2019 under the Free Crop Insurance Scheme on Tuesday.
A notification to this effect has been issued by the Central Government for notifying the district of Papum Pare, under ESI Scheme.
No. of farmers enrolled for scheme went up from 16.7 lakh in 2018 to 25.7 lakh in 2019; it is expected to increase further.
The Rs 50-lakh insurance cover 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19' was announced on March 30 for a period of 90 days.
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Small and marginal farmers who avail loan from banks would be thinking their crop would be automatically insured and would fail to pay premium.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that currently 58 per cent of total farmers are loanee and the remaining 42 per cent are non-loanee.
The government's new National Health Protection Scheme, under Ayushman Bharat plan, will cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.
Farmers who paid large sums as insurance premiums ended up receiving a paltry amount as compensation.