Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation for Damaged Crops under Insurance Scheme, 14/03/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation for Damaged Crops under Insurance Scheme, 14/03/2017. While various crop insurance schemes have been under implementation since 1985 however, subsequent to a comprehensive review, National Agricultural Insurance Scheme [(NAIS) (Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana)] was introduced in 1999. Another comprehensive review of erstwhile schemes namely, Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) and Modified NAIS (MNAIS) was carried out recently and as a result Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) were launched from Kharif 2016 season. State-wise details of farmers covered under these schemes since 1999 are given in Annexure-I. Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana (RKBY) was under implementation till 2015-16. State-wise details of Claims under RKBY during last three years are at Annexure-II.

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