Farmers in India are exposed to large agriculture risks due to vagaries of nature. One of the most effective mechanisms to mitigate agricultural risks is to have a robust insurance system.

The paper investigate probability distribution of daily minimum temperature during winter (November to February) based on meteorological data of Jalgaon weather station for the period of agriculture years 1973-74 to 2015-16.

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Covering of Crops under Crop Insurance Schemes, 29/12/2017. The Government is presently implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) in the country. The PMFBY and RWBCIS envisage coverage of all food and oilseeds crop and commercial/horticultural crops. It is, however, the prerogative of the State Government/ Union Territory to select the crops which they want to be covered under the schemes.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pradhan Mantri Fsal Bima Yojana, 19/12/2017. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been under implementation in the country since Kharif 2016 season. State-wise details of the amount insured during 2016-17 (both Kharif 2016 and Rabi 2016-17) under PMFBY are given in Annexure. 26 States and Union Territories implemented the scheme during 2016-17. State-wise details of loanee and non-loanee farmer applicants who availed benefit of PMFBY during 2016-17 (both Kharif 2016 and Rabi 2016-17) are annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Crop Insurance Schemes, 19/12/2017. The details of total claims paid on the basis of individual farm level assessment of crop losses due to localized calamities including hailstorm during 2016-17 are included in this document.

This paper discusses agricultural insurance subsidies in detail and draws upon available literature and case study experiences to propose some good practice guidelines for their design and implementation.

BENGALURU: The kisan wing of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a p

Reviews of index-based agricultural insurance initiatives have identified several success factors that are relevant to the situation in Nigeria. First, successful initiatives have been designed to unlock particular opportunities for farmers that were previously constrained by particular risks.

Addis Ababa — Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa.

Index insurance has a role to play in agricultural development and risk management, yet it faces operational and technical challenges to reach scale and sustainability. Data are a key challenge and were the focus of the project “Improving Agricultural Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Remote Sensing for Index Insurance”.