Committee to work out modalities for crop insurance
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Committee to work out modalities for crop insurance

The government has constituted a committee to work out modalities for framing a crop Insurance Scheme for horticulture produce of the State.

The government has constituted a committee to work out modalities for framing a crop Insurance Scheme for horticulture produce of the State.

The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting held between the officers of Horticulture, Agriculture, Finance and Planning Departments and representatives of J&K Bank, NABARD and Insurance Companies here today.

Minister for Horticulture, Abdul RehmanVeeri chaired the meeting.

The Committee would formulate guidelines and parameters for introducing Crop Insurance Scheme and submit its report within 15 days.

The Horticulture Minister said that government is keen to introduce weather-based crop insurance scheme for all fruits, in particular apple and mango. He said the scheme aims to protect farmers against losses caused by weather vagaries and other eventualities.

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