Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Insurance of Crops, 04/08/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Insurance of Crops, 04/08/2017. All food crops, oilseeds and pulses and annual commercial/horticultural crops are eligible for coverage under yield based crop insurance schemes and weather based scheme. In addition, perennial horticultural crops are also covered under weather based scheme. It is for the States/Union Territories to notify/select the scheme and crops/areas for purposes of crop insurance. State and Union Territory-wise coverage in terms of area/sum insured is at Annexure-I. State-wise details of agricultural credit/loans provided to the farmers by commercial banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks during last three years and agriculture loans outstanding as on 31.03.2017 are given at Annexure-II & III respectively. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) are being implemented in the current year by empanelled 18 general insurance companies, details of which are at Annexure-IV.