To be implemented on an experimental basis from this
rabi for paddy
Based on results, it will be introduced in other districts: Raghuveera Scheme
introduced in 50 districts all over the country by Centre
The Modified National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (MNAIS),
introduced in 50 districts all over the country by the Centre, will be
implemented in Nellore, Prakasam and Warangal districts in the State on an
experimental basis from this rabi season for paddy, to start with.
Based on the results, the scheme will be introduced in
other districts from next kharif.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday,
Agriculture Minister N. Raghuveera Reddy said while the total premium payable
for insuring paddy crop was Rs. 1,078 per acre, Rs. 658 out of this would come
as subsidy shared equally by the Centre and the State.
In case of maize, the subsidy would be Rs. 608 while the
premium would be Rs. 1,008. For groundnut, it would be Rs. 1,824, with the
total premium payable for this being Rs. 2,304 per acre.
Village as unit
Mr. Reddy said a village would be a unit for a crop.
Once the farmer paid the premium, he/she would be eligible
to get compensation even if the crop was not sown due to lack of rain. If the
crop failure was heavy and prevented even crop-cutting experiments, 25 per cent
of the assessed loss of the crop would be paid in advance.
Similarly, the average production (of a crop) during the
previous seven years would be taken into consideration and not for five years
If there was drought or cyclone during any two years of
the seven-year period, the average would be worked out for five years.
High risk crops like groundnut and pulses would be offered
better indemnity at 70 per cent.