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Coverage under PM crop insurance scheme has increased: Central Government

The Centre has claimed that coverage below Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has improved to 30 per cent of the gross cropped area (GCA) from 23 per cent in 2015-16 below the earlier techniques. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare advised the Rajya Sabha very last 7 days that it was incorrect to say that non-public coverage companies experienced made windfall gains below the scheme.

The Ministry extra that the rise in coverage was due to the fact of the improved characteristics of the scheme. “Participation of non-loanee farmers, for whom the scheme is voluntary, have also improved

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