In order to give more publicity to the crop insurance scheme, the Karnataka High Court had given directions to the state. This crop insurance scheme is a part of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna.
This scheme is for the benefits of the farmers. The bench consisted of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj. The bench observed that clause 26 if the scheme talks about the adequate publicity and public awareness about the scheme.
The court held that the state is responsible to spread the awareness about the scheme and any aggrieved farmer can approach the committee. The availability of crop insurance should be known by the people, therefore steps for wide publicity should be taken immediately in terms of clause 26.
The committee constituted should remember that the farmers may not be able to submit their applications due to their poverty and illiteracy. So, the court directed the committee to take the petitioner’s representation made in this case.