CHANDIGARH, July 30- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna has been implemented in the State in a transparent manner and is in the best interest of farmers as they would not have to beg for compensation in case of damage to their crops.
The Chief Minister, who was replying to the questions of media persons here today was asked to cooment on the allegations leveled by the opposition on implementation of this scheme.
He said that tenders were floated to engage the insurance companies and the one who had the lowest was engaged. The farmers would have to pay only two percent of the premium as rest of the premium would be shared by the Central and the State Governments. The Central Government had fixed five per cent premium for cotton crop, but the State Government decided that it would contribute three per cent and the remaining only two per cent would be farmers’ contribution.
He said that since the inception of Haryana, the previous Governments has given a total compensation of Rs 1100 to Rs 1200 crore whereas the present State Government has given a total compensation of Rs 2200 to 2300 crore to farmers during over one-and-a-half years. The farmers were dependent on State Government, but now they would get full compensation with ease.
In reply to a question concerning Administrative Tribunal of the State, the Chief Minister said that the proposal has been forwarded to the Central Government.