Maharashtra government files case against Reliance General Insurance
The Maharashtra government has filed a police case against Reliance General Insurance Company (RGICL) in Parbhani district, alleging disobedience of an order issued by the district collector for payment of insurance claim amounts to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
Officials at Maharashtra’s agricultural department said this was for the first time such an FIR was filed against an insurance company in the state.
The state government had earlier informed the Centre that non-payment of claims by the company to many farmers could result in a “law-and-order situation” in the state as five other insurers had paid about 90% of the claims for the 2021 kharif season.
RGICL, part of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group, has been the implementing agency of the insurance scheme in Parbhani district since 2020. It claimed that non-payment of premium subsidies by the state had led to the current situation.