Paddy farmers urged to report to Agrarian Service Centers if crops damaged due to rain

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Ministry of Agriculture says according to the reports submitted by the farmers to the Ministry, it appears that due to the rains, paddy cultivation has been damaged in some districts.

The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, has instructed the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board to pay attention and obtain the reports related to the crop damage from the relevant farmers.

The Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board therefore, requests farmers in the respective districts to immediately report the crop damage to the Agrarian Service Centers if their paddy crops have been damaged by rain.

The Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board provides compensation to the farmers under the intervention of the government in case of damage to paddy cultivation.

Accordingly, in case of crop damage, an amount of Rs. 40,000 per acre and Rs. 100,000 per hectare will be given as compensation. No subscription fee is charged for it.

Apart from this, under a special insurance system, if the insurance subscription is taken by paying one installment of 6,400 rupees per season, the farmers can get 60,000 rupees in addition to the amount of 40,000 rupees offered by the government per acre for a total amount of 100,000 rupees The Agricultural Insurance Board can be consulted for that.

However, if the paddy crops have been damaged due to the rain, the crop damage should be reported to the Agrarian Service Centers for compensation.

Meanwhile, teams of officers of the Agriculture and Agrarian Insurance Board are engaged in field inspection activities in Ampara and Monaragala districts yesterday (06) in response to complaints received that the paddy crops have turned yellow.

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