Samman Nidhi not paid, complain Rajkot farmers

Category : Gujarat News
Updated On : May 15, 2019 02:34 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Farmers in Rajkot district complained that many of the farmers are still not paid crop insurance for their cotton crop in kharif season. Moreover, most of the farmers are still awaiting the payment under PM Samman scheme. Over 500 farmers, on Monday, gathered at Jetpur in Rajkot to press for their demands.

Chetan Gadhiya, president, Khedut Samaj Gujarat for Rajkot district said that inspite of repeated applications, majority of the farmers in the district have still not got their crop insurance settlement.

"They had sown cotton during kharif season (Monsoon). Inspite of crop loss, they are still awaiting settlement of their insurance claims," said Gadhiya.

He also informed that only about 30 per cent farmers in the district have received payments under PM Samman Scheme. The scheme was announced during interim budget, under which each farmer will get Rs 6,000 per annum to meet their initial input costs.

The amount is supposed to be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers in three installments of Rs 2,000 each. "However, about 70 per cent of the farmers have still not received the payments," he said.

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