‘Protect farmers having crop insurance’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Feb 2018 09:46:20


Staff Reporter,

Inform farmers through SMS after they become debt-free

The farmers who have insured their farms for Kharip crops and have suffered losses should be given protection and help, instructed Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule to the officials. He was addressing the meeting held at the hall of District Collector office.

There are 45,938 farmers who have availed the crop insurance under Pradhanmantri Crop Insurance Scheme. It was noticed that many times farmers after suffering losses do not get the disbursement against the insurance immediately. Bawankule asked officials that the farmers should get immediate help. MLA Mallikarjun Reddy, ex-MLA Ashish Jaiswal, District Collector Sachin Kurve, District Superintendent Agriculture Officer Milind Shende, Lead Bank Manager Ayub Khan, District Planning Officer Krishna Firke were present.

Bawankule further asked officials that once the amount against loan is deposited in the accounts of the bank they should be informed through SMS. If there are any problem regarding depositing the amount, the farmers should be informed and also help should be extended to them. Under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman, the loan is being waived off to farmers.

Nagpur district has done wonderful work by taking Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkar Sanman Scheme to large number of farmers. As per green list District Central Bank and nationalised banks have deposited the loan amount in the accounts of farmers. But the information needs to be provided to the individual farmers, pointed out Bawankule. At the same time Cooperative societies, the respresentatives of the banks, Tahsildar should take a lead to give benefit to those farmers who failed to become eligible for the loan waiver.