STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Bhubaneswar, 25 October
The state agriculture department signed memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with insurance companies to provide service to farmers’ families under Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY)
More than 60 lakh families across the state are expected to benefit from the insurance scheme which will be formally launched next month. Official sources said that a total of 14 insurance companies had taken part in the tender process of which four were selected for the scheme. The companies~ New India Assurance Company, National Insurance Company, Reliance General Insurance Company and IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company~ have been entrusted with insuring farmers in different regions. Senior company representatives signed the MoU documents with agriculture director Mr Santhanagopalan R here today. Minister Mr Debi Prasad Mishra, among others, was present on the occasion.
According to the guidelines, the farming families, whether under APL or BPL category, would get the health insurance, while five members per family will be availing insurance of Rs 1 lakh.