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Telangana and Jharkhand have opted out of the crop insurance scheme, saying the premium is too high. Premium increased 2-3% after the scheme was made voluntary for farmers. More than 6 million farmers from these two states had enrolled for the scheme. West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh have already exited, and officials said Rajasthan and Maharashtra were debating whether to continue with the scheme.
Farmers in as many as eight districts in Maharashtra may not be able to insure their crops under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme in the forthcoming kharif season as no insurance firm came forward to bid for three clusters in the State. The last day for bidding for 12 clusters – each cluster has between one and four districts – was last Wednesday (May 20), and there were no takers for three clusters, and two others had just one bidder each, according to sources in the know of things.
To prevent the increased damages to agricultural production due to various climatic events and natural disasters, the Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (ARDA) is urging farmers to enroll in the state-subsidizedagricultural insurance program. As of April 2020, the number of policies issued under the program coverage was equal to 7,990, which is 40%higher than for the same period a year ago.
The Thai Cabinet has approved a maize insurance project estimated to cost THB313.98m ($9.8m) that would cover a target area of 3m rai (480,000ha), to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. The Cabinet has assigned the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) to oversee the maize insurance policy in accordance with its resolution.
Future Generali India Insurance on Tuesday said it has settled claims worth Rs 276 crore under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in the last two months. PMFBY offers insurance cover against losses of crops during the entire cycle from preparation of sowing to harvesting and post-harvest, due to poor yield.
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