CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022(Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana): Accidents and mishaps during farming activities are common phenomena in our country. Several times, farmers also have to lose their life in severe accidents due to thresher machines, sprayers/dusters, sugarcane dusters and more. Also, sometimes a particular part of the body gets infected due to poisonous insects. In such cases when the farmer is unable to handle the livelihood of his family, the family is left stranded alone in financial difficulty. To counter such problems, Uttar Pradesh Government has recently launched the Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana or CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme. See the benefits, features, age limit, compensation of the scheme below. 

CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022: Compensation of Rs 5 Lakh  

In order to safeguard the future of a farmer’s family, the Uttar Pradesh government approved the Mukhyamantri Kisan Accident Kalyan Yojana in January 2020. Under this scheme, if a farmer dies or becomes disabled while doing farming, his family members will get Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively as compensation. 

CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022: Beneficiaries

The benefits of the Uttar Pradesh government scheme will be transferred to the farmer's wife, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, or even sharecroppers. The Uttar Pradesh government scheme is only for those farmers who are residents of UP and have a mother, father, husband, wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, grandson or daughter. Those who are cultivating or leasing their land, or who are dependent only on agricultural work.

CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022: Age Limit

Only those farmers who fall under the age group of 18 years to 70 years will get the benefit of the scheme. The family members of the farmers who die while cultivating will get full compensation which is five lakh rupees. There is a provision of giving compensation of Rs 2 lakh to those who have become disabled by more than 60% while doing farming.

CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022: How to avail the scheme?

If a farmer has died or got disabled while doing farming then his family will have to fill the form. It has to be submitted to the Tehsil office of your respective city along with all the relevant documents. 

This form has to be filled out within a period of 45 days from the date of occurrence of the incident. If somehow the farmer's family does not submit the documents within a stipulated period, then there is a provision to give them another 30 days to submit their form. But for this, they have to submit a letter that is signed by the District Magistrate (DM) of the city, but if you do not submit the claim form within that period of 75 days, your form will not be accepted.

CM Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme 2022: Features and Benefits

  • All the farmers who have died or have become disabled more than 60% can avail the scheme. Their families can take the benefit from this scheme.

  • Under this scheme, all the members of the family along with the sharecroppers have also been included.

  • Those who have become handicapped while doing farming will get Rs 2 lakh.

  • The amount of compensation will be deposited in the account of the farmer’s family.

  • The farmer's age should be 18 to 70 years.

  • If a farmer has no son and wife and has a daughter who is married, in that case, the amount of compensation will be credited to her account.