Maharashtra extends late date for crop insurance scheme, Ensuring benefits for the farmers

Fulfilling the promises made to the farmers, the Modi government left no stones unturned to benefit the farmers. Walking on similar lines, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis extended the last date for farmers to get benefits under the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme.

Announcing the Center’s call on extending the date, CM Fadnavis said that the last date for applying for benefits under the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme in Maharashtra has been extended till July 31 by the Centre on the state government’s request.

The deadline for submitting online applications under the scheme for farmers was to end today. The (last) date for (applying) for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima (crop insurance) scheme has been extended till July 31 on the state government’s request.

The Chief Minister was speaking at a review meeting on crop loan disbursement and other issues related to the agriculture department at the secretariat office. CM Fadnavis interacted with district collectors, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil in Sangli and Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot in Kolhapur through video conferencing.

The Chief Minister asked the district collectors to ensure a maximum number of farmers get benefit by extension of the scheme’s deadline. The CM Fadnavis said the local administration should assist farmers while submitting online applications for crop insurance.

The statement said preventive step on pink bollworm (a pest in cotton farming) was discussed at the meet and Fadnavis asked the collectors to look into the issue personally and inform the government immediately if any assistance was required.

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