While talking at a digital assembly of the governing council of Niti Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra Chief Minister flagged local weather change’s influence on the farm sector and referred to as for modifications within the Centre’s crop insurance coverage scheme.
The Union authorities ought to body sure standards about funding and consideration needs to be given not solely to the sum of money that’s going to be invested but additionally to how a lot employment it could generate, Thakckeray mentioned.
“We need to say ‘Jai Kamgar’ (victory to workers) apart from Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan. Industrial development should be counted in terms of employment it generates and not just the amount invested,” he mentioned.
Highlighting the influence of local weather change on agriculture, he mentioned farmers bear its most brunt.
“Our competition should be with other countries and not amongst ourselves,” Thackeray added.
The Centre ought to significantly look into the difficulty of meagre compensation given to farmers by insurance coverage corporations, and the harm brought on by unseasonal rains also needs to qualify for compensation, Thackeray mentioned.
He referred to as for modifications within the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna, saying the insurance coverage companies are making enormous income however the farmers usually are not getting a lot reduction. Excess income of insurance coverage corporations ought to return to the federal government, he mentioned.
Some components of Maharashtra skilled hailstorms and unseasonal rains not too long ago which broken standing crops, he identified.
The Centre ought to formulate a coverage for agriculture which ought to consider local weather change, Thackeray mentioned.