Crops to be brought under insurance cover

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Srinagar: 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.

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