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HDFC ERGO pays claim to WB farmers

Posted on May 01, 10:18AM | IBNS

Howrah, West Bengal, Apr 30 : HDFC ERGO General Insurance on Monday distributed claim cheques to farmers who faced losses due to Excess Rainfall in the Kharif season last year.

The company had insured Aman Paddy crop of the non-loanee farmers of Bankura, Burdwan, Medinipur, Howrah, Hooghly and South Pargana districts under the government approved Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme.

Farmers of Howrah, Bankura, Burdwan and Medinipur districts will get benefited by this scheme, said the company.

The company will distribute approximately Rs 1.04 Crore as claim to more than 2500 insured farmers.

Pulak Roy - MLA, Gokul Chandra Maiti - ADO, Gopinath Banerjee, Sarpanch distributed the claim cheques to farmers at the event conducted at Dhurashimla village of Uluberia block in the Howrah district.

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited is a 74:26 joint venture between HDFC Limited, India's premier Housing Finance Institution and ERGO International AG, the primary insurance entity of Munich Re Group.