The Telangana government wants insurance companies to review the manner in which they assess agricultural losses by putting the interests of the farmer front and centre.
“If an industrialist makes losses for whatever reason, insurance firms will assess losses at his unit. But when a farmer is faced with crop loss, the same firms take the village as a unit for assessment. This must be changed,” says Telangana Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy.
“We passed a resolution in the Assembly asking the Centre to craft crop insurance policies that protect the interests of individual farmers,” he added.
The Minister noted that there used to be long hours of power cuts in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. “But the TRS government in Telangana has provided uninterrupted power to farmers. In the next three years, the power situation will improve further,” he said.