‘Make crop insurance a basic right for farmers’ -Rutam Vora
-The Hindu Business Line
Farm leaders pitch for public sector entity for efficient and transparent settlement
The dominance of private insurers, their lack of adequate on-ground physical presence coupled with opacity in settlements are some factors that have not helped the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme take off on expected lines.
With multiple gaps in the current crop insurance structure, experts have called for making crop insurance a basic right for farmers — universal, free and compulsory.
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The Hindu Business Line, 27 August, 2020, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/make-crop-insurance-a-basic-right-for-farmers/article32458962.ece?homepage=true