9 May 2012

Measures to improve coverage of Agricultural Insurance Schemes

All the cultivable lands have not been covered under the crop insurance schemes, as the area coverage depends on the decision of the States in this regard and the choice of non-loanee farmers. 

To improve the coverage of area and better terms to the farmers, a Pilot MNAIS has been approved by Central Government for implementation in 50 districts from Rabi 2010-11. 

Besides, continued efforts are made to create awareness about ongoing Crop Insurance Schemes by the implementing agencies in coordination with implementing States. The main activities for campaigning include the publicity of features and benefits of the scheme through advertisements in leading National/local News Papers, telecast through audio-visual media, distribution of pamphlets, participation in agriculture fairs/mela/gosti and organization of workshops / training etc. 

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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