Disbursement of Samba crop compensation worth ₹1,597 cr begins
The New Indian Express Chennai|October 19, 2021
CHIEF MINISTER MK Stalin kick-started the disbursement of crop insurance compensation, to the tune of ₹1,597.18 crore, to around six lakh farmers in the State for the loss of Samba crops during the year 2020-2021.

According to a press statement, a total of 25.76 lakh farmers had enrolled for the insurance coverage of Samba and other crops for the year, which were cultivated in 42.75 lakh acres of land. Already, ₹133.07 crore had been disbursed to 2.02 lakh farmers for crop loss during the Kharif season in 2020-21, it added.

Stain on Monday handed over compensation to 10 farmers at the Secretariat. The CM requested farmers to enrol under the insurance scheme implemented for their own welfare.

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