11 crops notified under PMFBY for rabi

By TheHindu on 30 Aug 2017

A meeting of the State-level coordination committee on crop insurance on Monday decided to notify 11 crops under Prime Minister Fasal Bheema Yojana in the rabi of this year. The crops are: rice, jowar, maize, green gram, black gram, bengal gram, chillies, sunflower, groundnut, onion and sesame. The mango crop is notified under weather-based crop insurance scheme, a release after the meeting said. The meeting also finalised districts where different types of crops will be eligible for coverage under the two schemes. The insurance cover will be with village and mandal as units. It decided the cut-off dates for enrolment, scale of finance and indemnity of insurance. Bids will be invited from insurance companies for implementation of the schemes based on the decisions of the meeting, the release added. Groundnut will be covered in Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool, bengal gram in Adilabad and Gadwal, jowar in Asifabad and rice in rest 25 districts under PMFBY with village as unit. Mango will be notified in all districts like in last year’s rabi under weather-based crop insurance scheme. The new crop of sesame will be notified under PMFBY with mandal as unit. Teh cut off dates for bengal gram will be November 30, maize and mango December 15 and rest of the crops December 31. Indemnity was decided at 80 per cent like in rabi last year. The clusters of districts which were identified in kharif for implementation of the schemes will be followed in rabi. It was decided to concede the scale of finance as furnished by Telangana State Cooperative Central Bank.