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India's flagship crop insurance scheme a big leap, but needs fixes

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:23 AM

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), India's flagship crop-insurance scheme which is counted as the world's largest, is a big improvement over older schemes, but its improved features haven't made it any easier to implement or motivated all states equally. These are some of the key findings of two first-time reviews of the scheme that tracked its performance since its launch in 2016.
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Govt committed to growth of agriculture sector: PM on MSP hike

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 6:32 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government has fulfilled its promise of hiking the minimum support price to 1.5 times the production cost of farming produce and said the government is committed to the development of the agriculture sector. The government today hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a steep Rs.200 per quintal.