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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asks crop insurers to settle farmers’ claims by June 7

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed insurance companies to expedite the process of settling farmers’ claims and deposit the crop cover amount into their bank accounts by June 7. He gave the direction during a meeting called to review the impact of the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme. The chief minister expressed displeasure over the slow progress in settlement of farmers’ claims by insurance companies for the kharif season 2017.

  • SBI’s group insurance scheme for retired staff

    Indore : State Bank of India, having the largest workforce in the banking industry, has introduced as a welfare measure a group insurance scheme for its retired staff.

  • Chauhan meets Modi, invites him to Kisan Sammelan

    BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday and congratulated him on the launching of the new crop insurance scheme. Chauhan said the scheme was historic, which takes into account every aspect related to agriculture and farmers. The scheme would help in minute study of every aspect related to development of farmers and profession of agriculture.

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    ‘Phase out rate subvention scheme for farm loans’

    Arguing that it has distorted the agricultural credit system, Deepak Mohanty-led panel calls for ploughing the subsidy amount into a tech-aided universal insurance scheme for marginal and small farmers for all crops
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  • Govt to enrol 1.35 crore farmers under insurance scheme

    Mumbai : The state government has decided to enrol over 1.35 crore farmers across the state under the prime minister’s insurance scheme. The state government would pay the premium for these farmers, agriculture minister Eknath Khadse told reporters here on Wednesday.

  • Govt to create corpus for crop insurance

    BHOPAL : A Farmer’s Welfare Fund would be established in the state which would provide relief to the farmers if their crops get damaged. A decision in this regard would be taken in a two-day conference on Crop Insurance Scheme, which begins from June 15.

  • Govt to make farmer beneficiary crop insurance scheme: Shivraj Singh

    Dewas : The present crop insurance scheme is providing benefits to the insurance companies, not to the farmers. Madhya Pradesh Government will make such a crop insurance policy, so the farmers can get sufficient amount in adverse situation for surviving. Government is talking to the insurance companies for this and the insurance companies would not agree for that, the State Government will form a farmer welfare cell, which will provide sufficient amount