Locusts push farmers to ‘cover’ crops -Rutam Vora and Vishwanath Kulkarni

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published Published on Aug 12, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 13, 2020

-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.

Sum insured

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


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