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Stalin wants centre to extend crop insurance deadline to November 30

- November 15, 2022

Chennai, Nov 15 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin wants the central government to extend the deadline for enrolment in crop insurance scheme to November 30.  In a letter to the Union Agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar written on Tuesday, M.K. Stalin said that he had visited the rain-affected areas of Cuddalore and Myladuthurai in Tamil Nadu and found that the farmers had not enrolled in the crop insurance scheme due to the season of Samba and Thaladi .

 He said that the enrolment was affected as a large number of farmers were not able to access into the common service centres due to continuous holidays during Navaratri and Deepavali and later due to heavy rains and inundation.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that farmers had given representation to him during his visit to the rain-affected districts for extending the deadline from November 15th to November 30th. He also requested the Union Agriculture minister to extend the deadline date for enrolment of Paddy II crop growing in 27 districts of the state.

Stalin in the letter informed the Union agriculture minister that this was due to help a large number of farmers involved in Paddy II  cultivation in 27 districts of the state.