Govt extends deadline for rabi crop insurance till 10 January

The deadline has been extended from the earlier 31 December to enable more farmers to benefit from the initiative


The crop insurance is being offered by National Insurance Co. and their officials will facilitate enrollment of farmers in the scheme. Photo: Mint
The crop insurance is being offered by National Insurance Co. and their officials will facilitate enrollment of farmers in the scheme. Photo: Mint

Mumbai: The Union government has extended the timeline for farmers to get enrolled in the rabi crop insurance scheme till 10 January, Maharashtra agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar said on Saturday.

“The earlier deadline of registration for the crop insurance scheme for rabi season was 31 December. It has been extended to 10 January so as to enable more farmers to be benefitted from the initiative,” said Fundkar. The insurance is being offered by National Insurance Co. and their officials will be facilitating enrollment of farmers in the scheme, the minister said.

Meanwhile, leader of opposition in legislative council, Dhananjay Munde in a statement on Saturday claimed that he had written a letter on 28 December to chief minister seeking some relaxation for rabi crop insurance registration.

Munde who is unhappy with the 10-days extension, said, “I had demanded extra one month’s time for the farmers but that demand has not been met.” Munde in his letter contended that farmers do not have sufficient amount of money in hand due to demonetisation and hence they should get more time to get their crop insured.

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