In connection with the development of the insurance sector, a number of measures are being taken, and among them are development of agricultural insurance and the creation of a mechanism of agricultural insurance. In this regard, a model has already been defined, and the work of the Authority has been accelerated.
In certain cases, destroyed fences or agricultural equipment may be covered by the provincial Disaster Financial Assistance program. However, a spokesperson for the province told that this is “an assistance program of last resort that evaluates requests for assistance on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the event or disaster.”
Compounding worries in drought-hit rural Maharashtra, fewer farmers across the state have received crop insurance disbursals for the 2018 Kharif season than for the 2017 Kharif season. Data shows that while 49.8 lakh farmers received payments for claims they made under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in 2017 Kharif season, 45 lakh farmers’ claims were accepted for the 2018 Kharif season.
Last Saturday, a stormy day with hail and heavy rain has hit Lower Saxony. It also reached the Altes Land. The consequences are only gradually visible at the fruit farms. Many of the still small fruits were literally split by the hailstones. In mild cases, the apples suffered only brown spots or dents.
A widespread outbreak of fungal diseases called “rust” in this year’s apple crop is being reported in south Kashmir, more bad news for farmers who suffered losses last year, despite a good crop, because of low market rates. Horticulture experts say the inclement weather this year is the reason for outbreak of diseases.
Mango producers from the north of the Mexican state of Sinaloa have denounced robberies in their mango orchards, which reach up to 50% of the harvest each season. Representatives of the mango sector have met with authorities of the Municipal Public Security, the Goter Group, and the Federal Police to demand that they reinforce the vigilance in orchards and roads.
A potentially record-breaking heatwave is forecast to grip much of continental Europe next week, with temperatures in cities from Spain to Germany expected to exceed 32C and climb to more than 38C or even 40C in the hottest areas. The combination of a storm stalled over the Atlantic and high pressure over central Europe would pull very hot air from Africa northward, leading to a “potentially dangerous heatwave over a large portion of western and central Europe”.
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