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Crop insurance scheme guidelines modified, Check out modification

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2022 9:00 AM

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The Agriculture Department has changed the State crop insurance scheme to allow nominees to collect crop loss compensation if the farmer dies or becomes paralysed and bedridden.

Farmers must indicate their nominees when applying for membership in the scheme, according to a September 24 order issued by the department listing the changes to the scheme guidelines. The nominee can apply for and collect the amount in the aforementioned scenarios.

This provision will not apply in any other circumstance.

Crop loss to paddy due to pest attack has been included in the scheme, as required by a government order issued on October 27, 2017. According to an official, this is already in effect.

Following officials have the authority to recommend crop loss compensation

In the case of crops other than paddy: Assistant Director of Agriculture (up to 10,000), Deputy Director of Agriculture (from 10,001 to 50,000), Principal Agriculture Officer (50,001 to 4 lakh), Agriculture Director (4,000,001 to 5 lakh), and Administrative Committee (above 5 lakh).

In the case of paddy: Assistant Director of Agriculture (up to 10,000), Deputy Director of Agriculture (from 10,000 to 50,000), Principal Agriculture Officer (50,001 to 4 lakh), Agriculture Director (4,000,001 to 10 lakh), and Administrative Committee (above 10,000).

The modifications were made on the basis of proposals submitted by the Agriculture Director in January and June 2022.

In 2017, the State Government had restructured the crop insurance scheme by ensuring coverage to major crops and hiking the compensation.

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