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MUMBAI: Three days after TOI revealed that insurance companies had paid only 7% of the 2,269 crore due to the state’s farmers under the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance scheme by May 10, chief minis

Against claims of Rs 14,453 crore made by farmers for crop losses in kharif 2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), insurance firms have paid a mere Rs 733 crore so far, a payout r

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Pradhan Matri Fasal Bima Yojana, 20/03/2018. State-wise details of number of farm holdings in the country, total number of farmer applicants insured, amount of insurance claims approved and settled for crops destroyed due to various natural calamities including flood under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are given in Annexure.

This brief describes the implementation of index-based flood insurance (IBFI) in countries with large smallhold farming communities to insure farmers against flood losses. The brief outlines the objectives of the IBFI scheme in Bihar, India and identifies key challenges and recommendations.

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.

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 Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, 19/12/2017. Crop season-wise, State-wise and insurance company-wise details of premium amount collected alongwith share of Government both Central and State and share of farmers; total claims and number of farmers to whom the claims are paid during 2016-17 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are annexed. Details for 2017-18 are not available as the harvesting for the Kharif crops is still in progress.

This technical brief describes efforts to develop remote sensing products for index-based flood insurance (IBFI) that can accurately depict yield loss due to adverse weather and other disasters on smallholder farms, with a particular attention to IBFI as a tool for reaching the most socially vulnerable populations.

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