Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced crop insurance worth Rs 4,500 crore for about 19 lakh farmers whose fields were destroyed by heavy rains last year. The Chief Minister made the announcement during his visit to the Khategaon area of Dewas district which has been badly affected by heavy rains for the past two weeks. Chauhan called on the farmers and examined the extent of damage, mainly due to damage to soybean crops. is . It is important to mention that Madhya Pradesh is the largest producer of oilseeds in the country. During his first field visit, the Chief Minister assured the farmers of all possible help. He said that if farmers are worried then Shivraj Singh Chauhan cannot sit silent. There have been reports of loss of crops for the last three-four days. On the other hand, the Soybean Oil Processors Association (SOPA) has estimated 10 to 12% on oilseed production due to recent rains, affecting Indore, Ujjain, Dhar, Harda, Sitapur Shajapur, Neemuch and Mandsaur districts. Kamal Nath, the state Congress president, a day earlier, formed a team of 5 Congress leaders to visit Datia to assess crop damage. He was supposed to submit a report for the relief package to PM Narendra Modi.