New Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme: A Positive Step Towards Our Farmers’ Interest
January 15th, 2016
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India has a huge dependence on agriculture for its economy and yet it is one of the most neglected spheres of our society. Farmer suicides are so common in our country that its almost all we can see in the newspaper everybody. We probably will never be able to understand the complexities in the lives of the farmers that lead to situations coercing them to give up on life but we can agree that the dissatisfaction arises from money troubles. Despite diligently working for almost the entire year to make some money from the crops they grow but when natures untimely attacks ruin their crop they are left with nothing for the rest of their year. Previously introduced schemes by the government have not been largely successful in solving our farmers issues because of the extremely large premium rates that the farmers had to pay in return for security against crop failure. Since this premium is itself not affordable for them, you cannot expect them to make timely payments for the sake of crop security.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the launch of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme) which will be really helpful to the farmers. Till now, more than 3 lakh farmers have committed suicide since 1995 and in the year 2015, 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra, with 610 deaths in just two months, State records highest ever suicides by farmers. The govt. has launched this initiative hoping that this move helps farmers.
The salient feature of this initiative are:
■ Under this scheme, the premium rates to be paid by the farmers have been brought down substantially so as to enable more farmers avail insurance cover against crop loss on account of natural calamities.
■ Under the scheme, farmers will pay 2 per cent of premium fixed by insurance firms for kharif crops and 1.5 per cent for rabi crops.
■ For annual commercial and horticultural crops, farmers will have to pay a premium of 5 percent.
■ The new crop insurance scheme, worth approximately Rs. 8800 crore, aims at protecting farmers against crop failure.
■ The scheme will come into effect from the upcoming kharif season.
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This Mother’s Day, Let Us Make A Real Difference In Our Mother’s Life
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
Mothers play a crucial role in our lives. Since we were little, they held our hands, acting as our guide into the world. They took care of all our needs – from teaching us how to hold a spoon, cooking delicious meals for us, dropping us to school and sitting with us while we struggled with our math homework – mothers have been there through thick and thin.
On the special occasion of Mother’s Day, Friends Adult Diapers has a beautiful message for each of us – treat your mother the way she has treated you all her life.
It was our mothers who stayed up all night taking care of us when we fell sick; it was her who help us with our homework. This Mother’s Day, remember to take care and support your mother the way she took care of you all these years.
Posted by The Logical Indian on Saturday, May 12, 2018
The minds and bodies of our ageing parents dwindle as they grow even older, and somewhere in the incoherence of understanding their thoughts, children lose patience. They spend less and less time with their parents and hire others to look after them. A study by HelpAge India gives accounts of the elderly, most of whom testify to verbal abuse, neglect and disrespect by their children. Old people rely on their children for both emotional and financial support but, often times are not given the needed care.
There is little difference in how we were as toddlers and how parents are as senior citizens. They couldn’t understand the gibber we uttered then, yet taught us different languages. We were financially dependent on them till at least 18 years of age yet, they never said no to giving us pocket money. Why cannot we echo the same patience our parents showed for so many years?
Our parents have an unconditional love for us. They made sure all our needs are cared for and we never feel alone. When we grow up and our parents enter old age, they require the same care and affection. They would be delighted if we spent time with them after classes or work, make tea or cook for them and also help them with household chores when they have too many things at hand.
It is our responsibility to stand with our parents when they are weak; it is our responsibility to cook for them when they are too tired, and it is our responsibility to take care of them when they fall sick.
Mother’s Day is a celebration in honour of motherhood, a tribute to maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Let us make a real difference by showing how much we truly care for our mothers.
Friends Adult Diapers has taken a wonderful initiative in this regard. The most precious gift for a mother is her child. So why not take this as an opportunity to shower her with the same love? After all, she deserves it for being with you through every obstacle and every hardship that you faced.