91,000 insurances per hectare to mango producers; Deposit of insurance amount to farmers account
Castle: Due to untimely rains in December 2021, many farmers’ mango harvest had lost its flowering. Compensation for this loss was given by the insurance company at a very meager 35,000 rupees per hectare. A news about this was published in ‘Loksatta’. The insurance company and the administration became aware of this and immediately increased the amount of insurance from 56,000 rupees to 91,000 rupees per hectare.
Even after paying the insurance premium of 20,000 rupees per hectare, the insurance company gave a small compensation (35,000 rupees) after the loss. Farmers in Palghar district also shouted and gave a statement to Palghar Collector Govind Bodke. District Superintendent of Agriculture Dilip Nerkar informed that Reliance Insurance Company has finally announced that it will provide full insurance for farmers loss and deposited the insurance amount in farmers bank account.
Arif Shaikh, representative of Konkan Division of Reliance General Insurance Company announced before Palghar District Collector Govind Bodke and Palghar District Superintendent of Agriculture Dilip Nerkar on Friday August 26 that the insurance amount of Rs .done These affected farmers have expressed their satisfaction because the mango growers have received the insurance amount.
Loss due to insurance premium increase
As the premium of Rs 20,000,300 per hectare is paid by the insurance company for the mango crop, many mango growers have not purchased mango crop insurance. So these farmers must have missed the insurance amount. The farmers demanded that the government compensate those farmers affected by the disaster.
Many farmers like me did not come forward to buy insurance due to the high amount of insurance premium and the oppressive conditions to buy insurance.
-Kamalakar Patil, mango grower, Shillottara (cultivation), tel. the castle