Farmers of the country are going through a rough patch for the longest time now. Even as they are protesting over the Farm Bills, their problems are falling in deaf ears.
In Madhya Pradesh, a large number of farmers have complained about receiving deficient sums of money as crop insurance claims. In MP’s Betul, a farmer received only Re 1 in his bank account.
One among those entitled to compensation in Betul, Puranlal discovered that he has only received Re 1 even though he suffered crop loss of Rs 1 lakh on his two-and-a-half hectare piece of land.
Two other farmers from the area were also reimbursed with only Rs 70 and Rs 92 each.
“The agriculture department refused to respond to queries on the matter, but a senior officer wishing anonymity said that names of those farmers who have received less than Rs 200 are being sent back to insurance companies for review. He added that the department would take up the matter with insurance companies,” says the News18 report.
A total of 64,893 farmers have received a total of 81.71 crore as crop insurance compensation. However, many only received a meagre sum in their accounts.