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AIADMK lashes out against low crop insurance amount sanctioned in TN

- October 31, 2022

Chennai, Oct 31 (BPNS)

AIADMK interim general secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) lashed out against the low crop insurance claim provided to farmers without properly ascertaining the losses suffered by them.

The former Chief Minister said that a paltry amount of Rs 250 was provided per acre as crop losses to many farmers and even this paltry sum was not given to many for the financial year 2021-22.

EPS in a statement on Monday said that the officials did not visit the fields and instead were assessing the losses while sitting in their offices and said that this was totally unacceptable.

He said that he had urged the state government to depute ministers and senior officials to ascertain the losses suffered by visiting the fields and getting an on spot information. The former Chief Minister lamented that ministers nor senior bureaucrats had visited the field for an on-the-spot study and losses.

Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that during his regime, farmers were provided a minimum of Rs 7000 crore as crop loss insurance claims and called upon the state government to clear the irregularities in ascertaining the losses suffered by the farmers.

He called upon the government to provide appropriate relief for every farmer who had lost his crop during the rains and added that farmers of several coastal districts including Myladuthurai and Thanjavur were affected by heavy rains and crop losses to farmers.