Cabinet Approves New Crop Insurance Scheme

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved a crop insurance scheme that would replace the existing ones to ensure that farmers pay fewer premiums and get early claims for the full sum insured.

A decision on the much awaited scheme was taken at the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The cabinet has cleared the Agriculture Ministry’s proposal on new crop insurance scheme,” according to sources.

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The new crop insurance scheme, to be implemented from the kharif season this year, will replace the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Modified NAIS which have some inherent drawbacks.

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