Tamil Nadu: Drought-Hit Farmers Receive Cheques Of Rs 3, Rs 5, Rs 10 As Crop Insurance

The Logical Indian Crew Tamil Nadu

March 23rd, 2018 / 5:23 PM

Courtesy: The Hindu | Image Credits: The Hindu, Navodaya Times

In a shocking incident, farmers across drought-hit parts of Tamil Nadu allegedly received Rs 3, Rs 4, Rs 5 and Rs 10 as crop insurance. It came to light after Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly in Tamil Nadu M.K. Stalin raised the issue when K. Pitchandi, MLA from his party showed few such cheques to the house.

Pitchandi said that opening a bank account requires Rs 500, and without a bank account, a farmer cannot encash the cheque.

According to The Hindu, Minister for Cooperation Sellur K. Raju, such complaints had been received from five farmers in Dindigul and another was reported from Nagapattinam. “The collectors have been directed to look into the issue and take appropriate action,” he said.

Replying to the questions raised, Agriculture Minister R. Doraikannu said the issue would be resolved soon. “Tamil Nadu is one of the top States in disbursal of crop insurance,” he added.

O.S. Manian, Minister for Textiles admitted that the issue is due to clerical error. He said, “Due to unavailability of staffs this issue has occurred”.

“These mistakes have been found and will be rectified. This issue is affecting only about 2-3% of farmers and will be rectified by April 15,” he added.


Farmers struggle in Tamil Nadu

In January last year, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam declared the state as drought-hit after 144 farmers died because of crop failure caused due to the failure of the northeast monsoon in 2016.

After the long protest of farmers in New Delhi, the Madras High Court on April 4, 2017, directed the Tamil Nadu government to waive off loans for all farmers of the state. All loans obtained from primary agricultural cooperative banks till March 31, 2016, should be waived off, told the court.

However, reports suggest that the loans are not entirely waived off.


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Tamil Nadu Farmer Protest

Tamil Nadu Farmers Tie Noose Around Their Neck On 107th Day Of Protest: An Unending Struggle

Tamil Nadu Farmers Eat Their Own Excreta At Jantar Mantar, Warn To Hold Nude Protest On The 100th Day

Tamil Nadu Farmer Attempts Suicide During The Ongoing Protest At Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Farmer Protests

After Govt Fails To Meet Demands, Tamil Nadu Farmers Are Back In Delhi With More Support

Tamil Nadu Farmers Protest

Tamil Nadu Farmers Call Off Protest Till May 25 After Chief Minister’s Promise

Prashant Bhushan Extends Support To Tamil Nadu Farmers

Day 40 Of Farmers’ Protest: Prashant Bhushan Extends Support To Tamil Nadu Farmers, To File PIL For Them

Latest on The Logical Indian

Health

Now Your Health Insurance Plan Will Cover Mental Illness Too: Read To Know

Get Inspired

Meghalaya: Meet This IAS Officer Who Cycles To Work & Is Known As “People’s District Commissioner”

Awareness

Wings Of Fire: Meet The People Popularising Science & Rationality Among Tribal Students In Pune

News

Antigua Rejects India’s Plea to Extradite Mehul Choksi In PNB Scam case

Get Inspired

From Sweeping The Floor To Washing Utensils In A Dhaba, Kavita Thakur Now Eyes For Gold In Asian Games In 2018

Get Inspired

Kerala Floods: Mankind Puts Best Foot Forward, Help Pours In At The Time Of Crisis

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.