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2018-03-06

National Agricultural Insurance Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

National Agricultural Insurance Scheme

(a) whether the Government has received proposals from various State Governments including Odisha to extend the crop insurance facilities for Rabi and other allied crops under the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme in view of the recent drought and other calamities;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government is considering to extend the date for covering insurance facilities under the National Agricultural Insurances Scheme for those States from whom proposal has not been received till the years of drought/natural calamities; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1718                                        ANSWERED ON: 06.03.2018

National Agricultural Insurance Scheme

Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has received proposals from various State Governments including Odisha to extend the crop insurance facilities for Rabi and other allied crops under the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme in view of the recent drought and other calamities;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government is considering to extend the date for covering insurance facilities under the National Agricultural Insurances Scheme for those States from whom proposal has not been received till the years of drought/natural calamities; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
(SHRI PARSHOTTAM RUPALA)

(a) to (d): National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) was withdrawn on implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from Kharif 2016 season. The PMFBY is voluntary for all States/ Union Territories and State Governments including Odhisa are free to opt in favour of the scheme for both Kharif and Rabi crops as per the provision of scheme and its Operational Guidelines. Accordingly, States have to notify the crops and areas for both seasons separately.


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Source: Loksabha
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