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Khedut Sahay Yojana

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the new 'Chief Minister Kisan Sahay Yojana' will replace the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme (PMFBY) for this year only



will get compensation without paying any premium.  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the new 'Chief Minister Kisan Sahay Yojana' will replace the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme (PMFBY) for this year only.



 According to Rupani, farmers are not required to pay any premium under this new scheme of the state government to get protection from natural risks like drought, excess or unseasonal rains in this kharif season, apart from the Central Crop Insurance Scheme.  For this year only, we are replacing PMFBY with Mukhyamantri Kisan Sahay Yojana as insurance companies have demanded a much higher premium from us this time.  If we accept their tender, then the state government will have to pay Rs 4,500 crore as its share.


 He said that this year the amount demanded by insurance companies is more than the average premium of about Rs 1,800 crore.  Thus, we have decided not to accept the tender for this year and start this scheme.    In PMFBY only safety cover is provided to those farmers who pay the premium, but on the contrary our scheme will provide security cover to all the farmers for the crops without any premium payment.

Compensation amount and condition

 Rupani further said that farmers who sowed the crop in this kharif (monsoon) season will get benefits under this scheme.  Compensation will be given only when crop loss due to drought or excess rain or unseasonal rain will be more than 33 percent.  He said that a farmer is eligible for compensation of maximum four hectares of land.  For a crop loss of between 33 per cent and 66 per cent, a farmer will get a compensation of Rs 20,000 per hectare for a maximum of four hectares.  He said that for a crop loss of more than 60 percent, a farmer will get Rs 25,000 per hectare for a maximum of four hectares.

 56 lakh farmers will benefit

 Rupani clarified that apart from the compensation paid under this scheme, farmers will also be eligible for additional compensation under the State Disaster Response Fund in case of crop loss due to natural calamities.  This new scheme will benefit all 56 lakh farmers of the state.  It is simpler than PMFBY.  We will start a dedicated portal so that farmers can apply online.  Tribal farmers registered under the Forest Rights Act will also be eligible for this scheme.  Since the state government had already set aside Rs 1,800 crore to pay crop insurance premiums, now this money will be used for this scheme.

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