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Having Lost Crops Worth Rs 1 Lakh, Madhya Pradesh Farmer Receives Re 1 in Insurance Claims

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Puranlal from Betul, who was entitled to the compensation, found to his dismay that he solely acquired Re 1 despite the fact that he suffered a crop lack of Rs 1 lakh on his two-and-a-half hectare piece of land.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 10:32 PM IST

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A lot of farmers in Madhya Pradesh have complained about receiving meagre sums as crop insurance coverage claims, with solely Re 1 having been credited to a Betul farmer’s checking account.

The state authorities has doled out crop insurance coverage compensation to 22 lakh farmers.






Puranlal from Betul, who was entitled to the compensation, found to his dismay that he solely acquired Re 1 even though he suffered crop lack of Rs 1 lakh on his two-and-a-half hectare piece of land.

Two different farmers from Betul had been additionally reimbursed with solely Rs 70 and Rs 92 every.

The agriculture division refused to answer queries on the matter, however a senior officer wishing anonymity stated that names of these farmers who’ve acquired lower than Rs 200 are being despatched again to insurance coverage corporations for evaluate. He added that the division would take up the matter with insurance coverage corporations.

In Betul, 64,893 farmers have acquired a complete of Rs 81.71 crore as crop insurance coverage compensation. However, a massive variety of farmers are dissatisfied with the small quantities credited to their accounts and are planning to lift the difficulty with the state authorities.

(With inputs from Rishu Naidu)


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