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Haryana asks companies for field survey on crop insurance

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Haryana government had directed the insurance companies to ensure the survey work of fields on time under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in the state.

Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Abhilaksh Likhi said that the state government had already notified the PMFBY for year 2017-18. The officers of the Agriculture Department as well as insurance companies have been directed for strict compliance of various provisions of the scheme.

He said that Deputy Director, Agriculture had been directed to take immediate action on the water-logging complaints. All the cluster heads have also been asked to monitor the situation.

All the farmers have been advised to register water-logging complaints within 48 hours in the offices of Deputy Director, Agriculture in the districts. So far, 195 complaints about water-logging had been registered from Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Karnal. Action is being taken on these complaints, he added.