Kandhamal district's potato growers, who suffered losses due to wilting of crops during the last kharif, will get compensation. The state government sanctioned a compensation amount of 23,100 per hectare recently. The amount will be transferred to the bank account of each beneficiary. The potato growers have been asked to provide their bank account numbers," said deputy director of horticulture (DDH). As many as 497 farmers of around 100 villages in Daringibadi and Tumudibandh blocks had cultivated the tuber on 137 hectares. They had raised potato on an experimental basis under the state government's Mission Potato.
If reports are to be believed, the Cabinet is likely to approve a new agriculture insurance scheme for farmers, which will involve the use of drones to assess crop loss. The New Crop Insurance Scheme (NCIS), expected to be approved by the Cabinet next week, will collate feed from drones with satellite imaging and remote sensing technology to help insurance companies in calculating actual damage to crops. This will lead to a much more accurate disbursement. In addition to this, the use of smartphones and online data transmission will bring down the time taken to finalize the total yield data.
Odisha has notified six crops to be covered under the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) during Rabi 2015-16 season after reports of substantial crop loss in the preceding Kharif season because of drought conditions. The crops to be insured under the scheme, otherwise known as Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana, are paddy, groundnut , mustard , potato, black gram and green gram.
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Leland Swenson announced that the deadline for producers to obtain or modify higher levels of coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to protect against poor forage crop quality because of drought or other natural disasters where the forage is intended for mechanical harvest has been extended to Nov. 13, 2015.
Members of a central government-appointed team, which is presently in Rajasthan to assess the crop loss due to bad rains, have said that crop loss in 19 districts of the state has been pegged at 50 per cent, while in one it is around 33 per cent. MD at Na tional Co-operative Development Corporation said those with damaged homes will be given relief by way of `construction work' under MNREGA. Employment for 150 days under the scheme would help the needy people earn livelihood.
The state House's budget leader says he wants to reassure South Carolina farmers devastated by October's flooding disaster that the Legislature will help them out. Lawmakers must help farmers survive direct crop losses estimated at $376 million. But he is not yet proposing a specific amount for the state to pay. Federal aid is still possible. Earlier this month, hundreds of farmers packed the Statehouse to beg Gov. to ask for federal money to offset losses.
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The state House’s budget leader says he wants to reassure South Carolina farmers devastated by October’s flooding disaster that the Legislature will help them out. Lawmakers must help farmers survive direct crop losses estimated at $376 million, said Ways and Means Chairman Brian White. He is not yet proposing a specific amount for the state to pay. Federal aid is still possible, he said.
Grapes have turned sour for growers, thanks to heavy rain and steep fall in temperature in October and November. Over 80-85% of the crop loss is in southern Karnataka, surrounding Bengaluru, which is known for growing the Bengaluru Blue grape that bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2013. The government has turned a blind's eye to their plight, growers alleged. The worst hit is the seedless variety grown only in Chikkaballapur district; rare varities like Thomson seedless, Krishna seedless and Sharad seedless grapes have been damaged by rain, said Umesh KN, general secretary, Karnataka Grape Growers' Association.
The damage sustained by the agriculture sector from Typhoon Nona has reached P732,590,509 as of Thursday, according to the Department of Agriculture.A total of 20,309 hectares of agricultural areas, with an estimated production loss of 35,533 metric tons, were affected in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V and VIII, - Agriculture Undersecretary Emerson U. Palad and Assistant Secretary noted in an assessment report.
No village in the district stands to get monetary compensation in case the governement decides to provide for crop damage. in the area. The district collector on Tuesday stated in a report that no village in the district is having severe crop condition; hence, all the villages are above 50% paisewari. That means, iIf the government decides to provide compensate farmers, it will not include a single village from Kolhapur as the paisewari here is more than 50%.
About 90% of farmers affected by drought in Bhopal are yet to receive compensation against crop losses. District administration admitted on Monday that just about 10% of the driought-hit farmers have actually been compensated in the district. On paper some 1.25 lakh farmers have been compensated in Bhopal district. Government announced a drought relief package worth Rs 86 crore for the district of which around Rs 78 crore has been deposited in co-operative banks, yet to be distributed among farmers.
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