SHRI S.S. PALANIMANICKAM (THANJAVUR): Sir, the Crop Insurance Scheme has been introduced in many districts. It was introduced in undivided Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. But the scheme was in force only in some areas of the district. Now, that the district has been divided and made into three districts, may constituency Thanjavur has not been covered by the Crop Insurance Scheme.
I take this opportunity to focus the attention of the Union Government towards the plight of farmers in my constituency who mainly grow paddy and request that the Crop Insurance Scheme may be extended to my constituency also in order to preserve crops and to protect the interests of farmers.