Govt mulling to bring crops under Insurance cover

Govt mulling to bring crops under Insurance cover

SRINAGAR, MARCH 01- In a big relief to the farming community, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ganai on Tuesday said that the government was mulling to bring various crops under insurance cover.

While chairing a high level meeting of officers of agriculture and horticulture departments here today, Ganai said that the government would take every step to reach out to the farmers with latest technological interventions. He said that he had a deliberation with the officials and it was decided that the various types of the crops would be brought under insurance cover.

The meeting was informed that various efforts have been carried out to reach out to farmers under Farmers Bhima Yojana.

“We will try to look for the possibilities where we could bring in the Crops under insurance over,” he told officials at the meeting.

“I will have to take up this issue with other sectors including J&K Bank and other Insurance companies for bringing crops under insurance over,” he informed.

Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture Production, M.A. Bukhari, Directors Agriculture, Horticulture and senior officers of departments were present in the meeting.

The Advisor told the meeting that the officials should review the preparedness of the stock and other fertilizers available at their respective district headquarters. He urged officials to plug in the loopholes in the service sector.

Earlier the farmers and fruit growers demanded that their long pending demands be met. They said that they have been demanding insurance over of their crops for a long time.

The associations hailed the decision of government for intervening into bringing profiteering under control by announcing rates for various agriculture and horticulture products, especially tree spray oil.

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