Government okays new crop insurance scheme for farmers at low premium

Faced with two consecutive drought years, the Centre on Wednesday cleared a crop insurance scheme under which farmers’ premium has been kept at a maximum of 2% for foodgrains and oilseeds and up to 5% for horticulture/cotton crops. To be rolled out from the Kharif season this year, the much-awaited scheme – Pradhan Mantri Fasal […]

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