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ng questions on documentation (such as land record of farmers) at the claim settlement stage instead of flagging such issues earlier with the banks concerned. Loanee farmers are default buyers of the Crop Insurance policy, while non-loanee farmers too can register for the same. Please click here to read more.

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PM Fasal Bima Yojana is suffering from low coverage since the last 2 years

ture and Farmers' Welfare dated 7th August, 2018 to an unstarred question (question no. 3398) in the Lok Sabha is consulted, it is learned that the proportion of gross sown area covered under various Crop Insurance schemes was 29.0 percent in 2016-17, which fell to 25.0 percent in 2017-18. In absolute terms, the area insured under the PMFBY declined from nearly 5.63 crore hectare in 2016-17 to roughly 4.90 crore hectare in 2017-18. In some states the

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Not satisfied by Maharashtra CM's assurances, farmers to go ahead with march

was chaired by Fadnavis with ministers Girish Mahajan, Sadabhau Khot and senior government officials in attendance. Issues related to forest rights claims, water, loan waiver, drought assistance and Crop Insurance, among others, were discussed. “More than 43,000 forest rights claims were cleared in just three months. More than 10,000 forest rights claims were cleared in Palghar and 11,372 in Thane,” said Fadnavis, adding that direction

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G Srinivasan, Director of National Insurance Academy (NIA), Pune, interviewed by Radheshyam Jadhav (The Hindu Business Line)

a major challenge before Indian agriculture. With the impact of climate change looming large on agricultural productivity, the insurance sector has a big role to play. However, the implementation of Crop Insurance scheme is mired in squabbles while the insurance sector has not penetrated deep into the Indian market. G. Srinivasan, Director, National Insurance Academy (NIA), Pune, shared his views on these issues. Excerpts: * Climate variability an

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The Modi Years: Do farmers have better protection against crop losses? -Mridula Chari

-Scroll.in Private insurance companies have benefitted more than farmers from the new Crop Insurance scheme.     Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was launched to expand Crop Insurance coverage in India     But coverage has shrunk, despite compulsory enrollment of farmers at the time of taking loans     Private companies retain a larger share of governme

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Who will pay for sops? -Arun Kumar

five years have caused distress to farmers, youth, small businesses, the cottage industries sector and minorities. Small and marginal farmers will get Rs 6,000 per year. Concessions on credit and Crop Insurance to farmers have been announced. There is a pension scheme for unorganised sector workers. The lower middle classes have got concessions in income tax. The upper middle class has got concession in taxation on a second house. There are scheme

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Madhya Pradesh farm crisis: Crop Insurance scheme fails to cover losses

-TimesNowNews.com (Mirror Now) Despite paying premiums of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana, farmers in Madhya Pradesh are facing a crisis as the payout under the Crop Insurance scheme are rare and farmers fail to their cover losses. Bhopal: Despite paying premiums of the Crop Insurance scheme, farmers in Madhya Pradesh are facing a crisis. The government had launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima

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Farm Loans Across Country Will Be Waived If Congress Comes To Power At Centre: Rahul Gandhi

ress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said his party would waive farm loans and give a big push to the food processing industry if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections Alleging that the Centre's Crop Insurance scheme is "aimed at taking away the hard-earned money of farmers to fill up the pockets of big businessmen", he promised that the Congress would initiate a number of steps to deal with farmers' distress and unemployment. Gandhi

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The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) -- Lesser than a Solution -Santosh Verma

-Vikalp.ind.in During the past three and half decades, various governments at the centre introduced several Crop Insurance schemes for the farmers to lessen the risks (partial or full) involved due to natural calamities and crop diseases. In 1985, in its very first attempt, the Government of India (GoI) launched Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme (CCIS) with a mandate to a national coverage. In 1999,

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Government weighs options for pre-poll farm package -Vishwa Mohan

ch anticipated farm package ahead of general elections? Apart from these two schemes, the Centre is also looking at some proposals including area-based income compensation and waiving off premium for Crop Insurance and interest on loans for farmers who pay on time. The Centre’s farm options are due to be unravelled soon even as a scheme where a fixed amount may be transferred directly to farmers’ bank accounts has been attracting attent

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