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900% Rise In Rejection Of Crop Insurance Claims

  • Under the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), farmers can get their crops insured which can be claimed if any mishappenings take place.

  • In 2017-18, the number of claims rejected was 82,869 which almost doubled next year (2018-19) to 2.04 lakh.

  • In 2019-20, the number of claims rose by 900% to 9.28 lakh.

  • The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar provided the data in response to a question asked by TMC MP Manas Ranjan Bhunia in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.


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