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Updated on: Sunday, August 08, 2021, 03:30 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Farmers being deprived of crop insurance cover

Legislator dashes off a letter to collector advising him to instruct banks to insure crops.
Farmer/ representative pic |

Farmer/ representative pic |

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Nagda (Madhya Pradesh): Legislator Dilip Singh Gurjar wrote a letter to the collector on Sunday informing him that the date for crop insurance cover under the Prime Minister’s crop insurance at 2% premium has been extended from July 31 to August 9.

The farmers in the area are complaining that the local nationalized banks and district cooperatives are not doing the insurance.

The bank employees are telling them that they have neither received the crop insurance forms nor started the insurance portal.

The senior officials of the banks did not accept the farmers’ complaints.

In the letter, Gurjar also wrote that Narmada Malwa Jhabua Bank in Champakheda is not doing crop insurance for the defaulter farmers.

The insurance company has extended the date for crop insurance up to August 9 to provide insurance cover to all the farmers, borrowers and defaulters. But the bank managers have clearly refused to insure the farmers.

Hundreds of borrowers, non-borrowers and defaulter farmers in the area have been deprived of being insured, the letter said.


Gurjar also said that those farmers who do not have credit cards in any bank or who are doing any kind of transaction on their agricultural lands should also get crop insurance cover.

Gurjar has requested the collector to issue instructions to the banks to insure the farmers so that a single eligible farmer of the area may not be deprived of crop insurance cover.

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Published on: Sunday, August 08, 2021, 03:30 PM IST
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