Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Crop Insurance Scheme, 19/07/2016. The National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Modified NAIS have been withdrawn from Kharif 2016 season and new scheme namely, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been introduced in place of these scheme. State-wise details (including Maharashtra) of claims paid and number of farmers benefitted during last three years under Crop Insurance Schemes are given in Annexure-I and II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Crop Insurance Schemes, 19/07/2016. Government has recently reviewed the existing crop insurance schemes in consultation with various stakeholders including States, farmer organisations, insurance companies etc.

Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can help reduce their vulnerability to aggregate agricultural shocks such as large-scale drought or flooding. However, index insurance provides claim payments based on a trigger that is only imperfectly correlated with losses.

As Jammu and Kashmir is yet to implement the Centre-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), thousands of cultivators will be sowing kharif crop without insurance cover this year too.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) will conduct a performance audit of crop insurance schemes in nine states to examine the efficacy of such initiatives in providing relief to farmers in the

Bengaluru: Farmer suicides along with the state's poor record in crop insurance schemes is a huge concern for the Karnataka Agriculture Prices Commission (KAPC).

The government has decided to extend the 25% import duty on wheat for another three months, mainly due to sufficient domestic stock available in the country.

The Paris climate change summit was a "lost opportunity" for India as it squandered the chance to "exert" its right to development, Centre for Science and Environment today said.

Having faced the worst of droughts, farmers in Gujarat have started taking crop insurance seriously with more than 50,000 of them registering for the new crop insurance cover given by Pradhan Mantr

Plan will be expanded from the current Rs 53,000 cr to Rs 68,000 cr