InfoSAWIT, SIAK – About five years to go, the plasma smallholders joining in Forum Komunikasi Petani PIR Kelapa Sawit (FKPPKS), District of Siak, Riau Province plan to get smallholders replanting program (SRP) for their plantations.
“When our plantations are in SRP, we certainly need fund to live because at the time, ours would not be productive. We told this some time ago to the company that develops us” Public Relation of FPPKS, Katimin said to InfoSAWIT some time ago.
He thought, the developer company is PT Inti Indosawit Subur (IIS), the subsidiary of Asian Agri Group. He said, the fund to their livings is actually the insurance polis of the plasma smallholders in FPPKS.
The insurance is Iuran Dana Peremajaan Tanaman Perkebunan (Idapertabun) from AJB Bumiputera 1992, an insurance company which many focused for it is not in good operational.
He said, of 12 koperasi unit desa (KUD) developed by PT IIS, six KUD do not get insurance fund though the polis hit the period since about four years ago.
"Idapertabun polis from AJB Bumiputera 1992 is kept by the company. We questioned about it yesterday to the company,” the Chairman of KUD Bina Mulya said.
In the latest meeting in Pekanbaru some time ago, his side wanted to get helps from the company to deliver the Idapertabun fund and hand over it to the smallholders in six KUD of FPPKS.
He is grateful because the management of PT IIS is open to get the meeting. Both sides came to a conclusion to struggle for the fund to get.
“The representatives of FPPKS and coordinators of six KUD would struggle for it to the office of AJB Bumiputera 1922 in Pekanbaru, Riau," he said.
But if it fails, we would continue our fighting to Jakarta where it is the head quarter of the insurance company. But if it fails again, Katimin mentioned that the representative proposed the alternative to the company.
“In the yesterday meeting, we once proposed that if the fund is not delivered by the insurance company, we would ask for the company to help us in the first place when having SRP,” Katimin said.
The smallholders in six KUD, as he continued, would substitute the fund delivered by the company if they have got Idapertabun fund by using the other mechanism which both sides agreed. (T5)