Government to bring new agriculture insurance scheme soon: Agriculture Minister

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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that a new Agriculture Insurance Scheme (Krushi Bima Yojana) would be brought as the present scheme is not proving much beneficial to the farmers while facing wrath of natural calamities.

He further added that health of soil is necessary for the agricultural production and productivity and therefore 'Soil Health card' is being provided to the farmers. Besides these, government is undertaking all adequate measures to provide irrigation to every field, marketing of agri-produce and enhancement of livestock quality. He told that by the budget time, details of such schemes will be brought forward.

The minister assured of no discrimination or politics with states while making efforts for the overall development of agricultural sector as it is a state subject. However, he expressed concern over non-utilisation of full allocation by states in respect of central schemes like the National Food Security Mission, National Agriculture Development Scheme, National Micro-Irrigation Scheme and National Bamboo Mission.

Story first published: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:00 [IST]
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