Tenders for Rs 100 crore farmers’ health insurance scheme soon

 

 

 

The state directorate for agriculture and food production, which has been appointed as the nodal agency for implementing the farmers’ insurance scheme under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojna, will float a tender by the end of this month to select the service provider for the scheme, estimated to cost the exchequer about Rs 100 crore.

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Tenders for Rs 100 crore farmers’ health insurance scheme soon

 

 

 

The state directorate for agriculture and food production, which has been appointed as the nodal agency for implementing the farmers’ insurance scheme under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojna, will float a tender by the end of this month to select the service provider for the scheme, estimated to cost the exchequer about Rs 100 crore.

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Labourers not covered by insurance

The Supreme Court ruled last week that an insurance policy of a motor vehicle did not cover employees of a person who hired the vehicle to carry goods. “Someone who travels, not being an authorised agent in place of the owner of goods, and claims to be an employee of the owner of goods, cannot be covered by the statutory policy,” the court stated in the judgment, Sanjeev Kumar vs National Insurance Company. The dispute arose when a person hired a vehicle to carry his goods and took along with him two employees. All of them died in a road accident. The Himachal Pradesh High Court, modifying the order of the accident claims tribunal, asked the insurance company to pay compensation and allowed it to recover from the owner of the vehicle. Therefore, the owner appealed to the Supreme Court. The appeal was dismissed. Read more

Crop insurance: farmers in a quandary

With just five days left for registering for the agricultural insurance, farmers who have taken land on lease are in a quandary as to whether they will be benefited anyway by the insurance for which the State Government is prepared to pay the entire premium. With prospects for samba crop looking bleak, this assumes great significance. Read more

Farmers welcome inclusive insurance scheme

Among the measures announced by the State government in the Rs.69.88 crore package to save samba crop in the Cauvery delta districts, farmers have widely welcomed the insurance cover to be provided by the government by paying the entire premium so that a farmer can get Rs. 8,962 per acre in case of crop loss. Read more