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Centre releases Rs 800 crores of Crop Insurance for Odisha Farmers

untitled-1The Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi on Thursday informed that the Central Government has provided Rs 800 crores as central assistance in crop insurance to the farmers affected by last year’s drought in Odisha.

The received crop insurance will be disbursed to farmers as soon as it possible, said Aditya Padhi.

Earlier, the State Government has submitted its crop yield data to the Ministry of Agriculture on September 3, 2016 requested centre to release its share of Rs 795.31 crores for settlement of crop insurance claims of the farmers for 2015 Kharif season.

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