The Fact News Service,
Chandigarh, May 30,
The Haryana government has decided to ensure nine crops in the year 2021 under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Paddy, maize, millet, and cotton in Kharif season and wheat, barley, gram, mustard, and sunflower crops will be insured in Rabi season. The last date for insuring the crop is July 31. Under the scheme in the Kharif season, farmers will have to pay an insurance premium of Rs 713.99 per acre for paddy, Rs 356.99 for maize, Rs 335.99 for millet, and Rs 1732.50 per acre for cotton. In Rabi crops, farmers will have to pay a premium of Rs 409.50 per acre for wheat, Rs 267.75 for barley, Rs 204.75 for gram, Rs 275.63 for mustard, and Rs 267.75 per acre to ensure sunflower crops.
JP Dalal clarified that the scheme is voluntary for all farmers. Therefore, if the loanee farmers do not want to join this scheme, then they can get out of the scheme by applying in writing to their banks till July 24. If the indebted farmers do not apply to their bank to get out of the scheme to the extent prescribed, then the bank itself will be authorized or obliged to insure the crops of the farmer.
He informed that non-indebted farmers can get their crop insured from a representative of a customer service center or insurance company. If a farmer changes a previously planned crop, he has to inform the bank for a change of crop by at least two days before the last date , 29 July.