Alarmingly dire situations call for urgent and immediate measures. With 75 per cent of its groundwater already extracted, it is imperative for Haryana to arrest the depleting water table. It must ensure that its schemes reach the last acre and are implemented in totality so that soil health and its hydrological levels are restored.
A multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) catastrophe model, like any catastrophe modeling framework, depends on different types of historical data to various extents. Observations from the past are sometimes required for model parameterization, or they may be used for model validation. As uncertainties associated with relevant data sets always pose problems to model developers, the availability of reliable crop data is key to building an MPCI model.
The High Court has directed the Collector of Keonjhar to sort out the issue of insurance claims made by some drought-hit farmers in the district. There has been an inordinate delay in disbursing insurance money to them, it was said. Notably, some farmers were affected by drought in 2015 in Keonjhar. Though they had paid premiums, they had not received their insurance claims for the crop loss.
Blaming it on poor flowering, diseases and erratic water supply, the mango growers said only 25% of the expected produce from Malihabad is likely to get into the market. Gorging on your favourite summer fruit could be dearer this season as the mango crop in Malihabad belt has recorded an all-time low produce.
The after-effects of Cyclone Fani is still being felt in Odisha four-days after it made landfall on May 3 with several areas reporting severe damage to land and property. Insurers said losses have already touched Rs 2,000 crore with majority of claims coming in from crop and property insurance holders.
State Agriculture department is conducting a survey to ascertain the quantum of damage to paddy cultivation in various districts caused by the cyclone 'Fani' that hit the state late Friday night. State Agriculture department has instructed its officials to carry out a detailed survey, to ascertain the loss which paddy farmers faced in the districts immediately the incident happened.
A group of farmers from at least three villages in Mudukulathur block thronged the Collectorate on Monday to convey their grievance about their crop insurance amount. The farmers said they received only ₹68 per acre towards crop insurance, while those in other hamlets in the same block got ₹22,500 per acre.
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