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Floods: Union Minister Suresh Angadi urges Banks and Insurance Companies to help farmers affected due to flood to enrol in PMFBY

Floods: Union Minister Suresh Angadi urges Banks and Insurance Companies to help farmers affected due to flood to enrol in PMFBY

Belagavi, Aug 14 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi directed the Bank and Insurance company officers to help farmers affected due to floods to enroll themselves in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) crop insurance.

He said that the Union Finance Minister has approved extension of enrolment up to August 20 to enable affected farmers to avail cover for crop lost due to natural calamity.

Speaking after presiding over a review meeting here on Wednesday asked the Banks and Insurance Company officials to enable the farmers to pay their premium and also instructed the Lead Bank Manager to initiate necessary action. He asked the officials not to stick to the rule while issuing Crop insurance, instead act on humanitarian ground.

He said that the weavers, farmers and small scale industries are facing many problems due to heavy rain and flood and they need to be provided compensation immediately without harassment.

Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahalli, speaking on the occasion, said that the date extended is very short as people are yet to recover from the after wrath of flood situation and the date may be extended up to Aug 20.

He directed the Insurance company officials to immediately release compensation for weavers as their handlooms, power looms, raw material and completed products had got damaged in flood and rain and were in deep trouble having lost their livelihood. He warned against forceful recovery and asked officials to act with social responsibility as many of the displaced farmers, some others had lost their valuable documents including , Bank Pass books, Aadhar Card and related ID Cards due to collapse their house.

Police Commissioner Lokesh kumar, ZP CEO K V Rajendra and other senior officers were present in the meeting.


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