Locusts push farmers to ‘cover’ crops -Rutam Vora and Vishwanath Kulkarni
-The Hindu Business Line
Rajasthan sees big enrolment under PMFBY scheme this kharif
The scare of desert locust attacks coupled with erratic rainfall in the early part of monsoon has pushed more farmers in Rajasthan to take insurance for their crops under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) this kharif season.
Officials of the Rajasthan Agriculture Department said about 45 per cent more farmers have enrolled for the scheme this year and the coverage of cropped area has increased by 38 per cent to about 72 lakh hectares over the last kharif season. The sum insured has increased by 25 per cent to around Rs.20,000 crore.
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The Hindu Business Line, 12 August, 2020, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/locusts-push-farmers-to-cover-crops/article32338321.ece