Glaring gaps in crop insurance cover scheme: Cong

first_imgChandigarh, Mar 25 (PTI) Congress today flayed the BJP government for “glaring gaps” in the crop insurance scheme being implemented by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar dispensation in HaryanaIn a statement here, Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP), said Khattar said on the floor of the House that from the next season, farmers should not ask for compensation from the state for the crop damage due to natural calamities.They will be compensated under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), she said, adding that under the PMFBY, heat wave, cold wave and frost are not covered as natural calamity for giving compensation which will lead farmers to suffer great loses in kharif and rabi seasons. She asked how the state government plans to protect the interests of the farmers suffering losses on account of heat wave, cold wave and frost. She said when the Centre and the state governments planned to give direct subsidy to the farmers where was the need to involve insurance firms. This is being done just to benefit the insurance firms, not the farmers, she alleged. The Haryana government has not yet finalised the insurance firms which will be involved in implementation of the scheme in the state, she said. PTI VJ RCJ ZMN RCJlast_img read more