Crop Insurance: Another dressed up scheme -CP Chandrasekhar

-Macroscan.org/ Frontline.in

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched in 2016 which is supplemented with Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS), have failed to deliver what it had promised. The number of farmers insured under this scheme has fallen and the claims paid to farmers has fallen from 98% to 61%. The scheme seems to be benefitting the insurance companies as there has been rise in gross premiums paid to these companies by government.

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Macroscan.org/ Frontline.in, 2 August, 2018, http://macroscan.org/cur/aug18/cur02082018Crop_Insurance.htm

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