Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that such a scheme should be made for the farmers in the state so that they can get the compensation amount at the earliest and without any hassle in case of crop damage. For this, after studying the models of different states, the best scheme should be made for the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was taking a meeting of Task Force Committee constituted for the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme at Mantralaya today. Agriculture Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Shri Manoj Govil and Principal Secretary Shri Ajit Kesari etc. were present.
Better use of technology must be ensured
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that modern technologies like remote sensing data, drones etc. should be used in assessment of crop risk and yield loss etc.
At present, only 40 percent of farmers have availed benefit
At present, only 40 percent of the farmers of the state are getting the benefit of crop insurance scheme. Not all farmers get the benefit of crop insurance scheme being optional. The crop-area wise coverage is also only 50 percent (about 70 lakh).
Models of 4 states presented
Crop insurance models of four states Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra were presented to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.