Question raised in Lok Sabha on Assistance to Tackle Drought, 22/11/2016. The list of districts declared as drought affected by the concerned State Governments during 2015-16 is at Annexure – I. The details regarding cropped area damaged by 33% and more in the drought affected States as reported by the State Governments are at Annexure-II. Details regarding assistance sought and approved for drought from NDRF in the last three years and current year are at Annexure-III.

As the state bears the pain of a second consecutive drought year, crop insurance is again in sharp focus.

LONDON – With a single smartphone app, you can now get a pretty accurate forecast of the weather anywhere in the world.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) believes that since Asian and African countries—which lack the ability to reduce risk or cope with climate risks— experience climate risks disproportionately, the importance of tools like agricultural insurance meant for sharing and transferring the risks are significant and therefore must receive greater

The Standing Committee on Finance present this Thirty Fourth Report on the subject "State of Rural / Agriculture Banking and Crop Insurance".

Effects of climate change such as drought and flooding on agriculture, coupled with crop diseases, have continued to ravage crops in recent years, causing losses on farmers' investments.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yohana, 05/08/2016. Total 16 insurance companies including all concerned Public Sector Insurance Companies and 11 Private Sector General Insurance Companies have been empanelled for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

Just before she offered to step down on Monday, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel made an important pro-farmer decision to provide the maximum benefit of crop insurance scheme to farmers.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Crop Insurance Scheme, 26/07/2016. Prior to current Kharif season i.e. Kharif 2016 season National Crop Insurance Programme (NCIP) with three component schemes namely, Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS), Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) alongwith National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) were under implementation in the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, 19/07/2016. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been approved for implementation in place of erstwhile National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Modified NAIS (MNAIS) from current Kharif 2016 season. Details of Government share in respect of premium subsidy and claims (under NAIS) and number of beneficiaries during the last three years under erstwhile schemes of NAIS/MNAIS/WBCIS are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.