The state government will spend Rs 23 as premium to insure crops of 137 lakh farmers in the state, the state government’s agricultural department said here today.
An official at the divisional agricultural office here said that a sum of Rs 3151 lakh has been already been provided as insurance premium for farmers whose crops will be insured during this year against any eventuality.
The programme known as ‘Shetkari Janta Abghat Vima Yojana’ has been continued by the state government this year as well. Crops of a total of 48.95 lakh farmers from Konkan and Pune division have been insured after paying Rs 1125.85 lakh as insurance premium.
In Amravati and Nagpur, a total of 28.05 lakh farmers have been insured at a premium of Rs 663.55 lakh and in Nashik, 25.95 lakh farmers have been insured at a premium of Rs 596.85 lakh.
In the Aurangabad division, 33.25 lakh farmers benefitted due to the state government paying their insurance premium amounting to Rs 764.75 lakh, the official said.