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Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli:

'780 million Liras compensation for Turkish growers'

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli has declared that the natural disasters that occurred in 2020 affected more than 57 million decares of agricultural land, belonging to 163,850 producers in four provinces and that 780 million lira damages compensation will be paid to producers with agricultural insurance policy.

Minister Pakdemirli stated that TARSİM is an important guarantee against natural disasters in agriculture. In 2020 there was heavy snowfall in Turkey, later followed by excessive heat, excessive rain, hail, sunburn, flood inundation, avalanches, earthquakes, and much more.

Pakdemirli said: “The vast majority of these disasters occurred in May. As a result of the damage assessment studies carried out by TARSİM regarding disasters covered by agricultural insurance, 780 million lira damages will be paid, including approximately outstanding claims. After the appraisal work is completed, damage compensation payments will be made. ”

Minister Pakdemirli said that for the risks covered by agricultural insurance, Tarsim claims report, and for disasters that are not covered by agricultural insurance, producers can apply to Ziraat Bank and Agricultural Credit Cooperatives with the report of the Provincial / District Damage Assessment, to postpone their agricultural loan debts or instalments.


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