Centre’s Crop Insurance Scheme a ‘Big Scam’, Should Be Scrapped: Kejriwal

TIL Desk/National/Chandigarh/ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoajana (PMFBY), a crop insurance scheme, as a “big scam” and demanded that it be scrapped.

He alleged that the scheme was meant to benefit insurance companies instead of the farmers.”The (Pradhan Mantri) Fasal Bima Yojana is a big scam. It is betraying the farmers. Without the farmers’ consent, the premium gets deducted from their accounts,” Kejriwal told reporters in Israna village of Haryana’s Panipat district.

“Then when it comes to paying compensation to the farmers for crop damage, conditions of this scheme are such that a farmer keeps paying his premiums, but does not get the claim for his crop loss,” he said.

“Till the time the crop loss in a village does not cross 70 per cent, an affected farmer will not get compensation, such are the conditions of this scheme,” he added. The Delhi chief minister said this scheme should be called the ‘BJP Kisan Daka Yojana’ (BJP Farmer Loot Scheme).

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