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Gujarat HC Requests State Government to Assess if Farmers Covered Under PMFBY Scheme Have Been Paid Their Due Compensation [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 13 Oct 2020 3:48am

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In July 2017, on account of uncontrolled floods in the State of Gujarat, crops of many farmers were destroyed. A scheme was launched by the Government of India that is Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in which the farmers who were registered under this scheme were entitled to compensation. 

When the compensation was not paid even after making several representations then a petition was filed under Article 226 of the constitution wherein 10 petitioners approached Gujarat High Court praying for appropriate directions to the contesting respondent authorities, i.e. SBI General Insurance Company Limited and the State authorities as also the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, to ensure that the petitioners are paid their insurance amount covered for crop losses occurred for the Kharif Season 2017 under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana. 

All the petitioners are registered under Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana and were entitled to compensation but as the same was not being paid, they made repeated representations which all went in vain. As such, they were compelled to file this petition.

In an order dated 13th December 2018, the respondents were issued the notice after which they appeared and file response to the same. By order dated 23rd January 2020, after recording the status as indicated by Shri Mihir Joshi, learned Senior Counsel appearing for the respondent Insurance Company, the court had granted time to the learned counsel for the petitioner to provide the necessary information in order to substantiate his claim.

Thereafter, on 3rd February… Continue Reading...

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