Bangla Shashya Bima: Scheme for Kolkata Farmers

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Bangla Shashya Bima: Scheme for Kolkata Farmers

West Bengal government announced crop insurance scheme

Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC) comes in collaboration with West Bengal government to provide insurance to the farmers in the Kharif season.

The scheme is announced in 15 districts as follow:

Darjeeling

Kalimpong

Purba Bardhaman

Paschim Bardhaman

Hoogly

Purba Mehinipur

Malda

Nadia

Murshidabad

Cooch

Behar

Birbhum

Purulia

Dakshin Dinajpur

North 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas

The insurance comes in 5-stages as follow:

1.For any losses suffered during planting

2.during cultivation

3.during the period post-cutting

4.when crops are lying in the field

5. adverse weather situations

The insurance will be of no cost for farmer as the government is paying the full premium. Also the amount is not decided by the government yet but soon will be calculated as per hectare. The crops which come under insurance are as follow:

Aman paddy

Aus paddy

Jute

Maize

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