Suara.com – Farmers in Tulungagung Regency, East Java are asked not to worry, even though around 879 hectares of agricultural land in this area are flooded and threatened with crop failure. All rice fields in Tulungagung are protected by insurance.
“The socialization of agricultural insurance in Tulungagung is going well, so that a number of agricultural lands have been insured. Tulungagung’s efforts help maintain food security,” he said, Tuesday (9/2/2021).
This statement was strengthened by the Director General of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities (PSP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sarwo Edhy.
“This year, we will boost the use of agricultural insurance. With insurance, farmers can do their activities calmly even in bad weather,” he said.
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Sarwo explained that insurance has a claim that will be given when the harvest fails.
“The insurance claim is Rp 6 million per hectare. With this claim, farmers still have the capital to replant and production is maintained,” he said.
Head of the Tulungagung Regency Agriculture Office, Suprapti, confirmed that around 876 hectares of agricultural land (rice fields) have been flooded in the past week, causing agricultural crops to potentially damage and even crop failure.
“This is data after we saw firsthand conditions in the field during the flood some time ago,” said Suprapti.
Technically, the determination of crop damage can only be determined if it is submerged for five days. If submerged for just one day, the plants cannot be said to be damaged.
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Currently, the Department of Agriculture has guaranteed damage to farmers’ crops with farmer insurance. This program has been running for the last few years, and is continuously being expanded.
Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.
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