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India - Farmers asked to insure horticultural crops

Farmers are asked to register under the Prime Minister’s crop insurance scheme for the Kharif season here in the district.

According to an administration release, under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana farmers are invited to insure horticultural crops such as onion, turmeric, and plantain against drought, cyclone, hail storm, and floods.

All farmers including lessees, those who have obtained crop loans against jewels, those without any crop loan, can insure their crops under the Scheme. Farmers are required to produce copies of sitta, crop registration certificate, Aadhaar card, bank pass book to register under the scheme.

Premium

The premium payable towards insurance of plantain is Rs. 2,537, turmeric Rs. 2,643, and onion Rs. 1,324.

The premium amount may be paid in the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, nationalised banks, or common service centres.

Source – http://www.thehindu.com

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