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IRDA rejects risk pool proposal for crop insurance

1 hour 33 minutes ago
IRDA has asked the govt to continue with the scheme for at least seven years to assess the results before making any change. Under the proposed risk pool format, it is proposed to create a government-owned agency that will have the mandate to fix crop premiums and payouts. The participating insurance companies would be restricted only to administrative functioning against a fixed charge.

Heavy crop-damage payouts likely by insurance firms

1 day 2 hours ago
Payment for damaged rice, cotton, oilseeds, pulses, sugarcane and horticulture crops will be paid under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja in which a farmer contributes only 1.5% to 2% of the insurance cost and the balance is shared by the Centre and states. Officials have estimated payout of Rs 4,000 crore in MP, and Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 1,200 crore each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Onion imports from Afghanistan cool down prices in India

2 days 15 hours ago
As many as 50 trucks laden with onion crossed over to India across Attari check post and 55 trucks had brought the tuber on Monday this week. The landed cost of onion from Afghanistan is Rs 40-55 per kg while the local crop is priced at Rs 65- 75 per kg and retail prices are hovering over Rs 100 per kg. The spurt in international supply has cooled down wholesale prices of onion by 20-30%, said traders.

Fair price shops in Kolkata to sell onions at Rs 59/kg

4 days 17 hours ago
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the state government’s supply chain and sales point known as Sufal Bangla to market onions at a maximum of Rs 59 per kg. The state government will not only subsidise the price of onion but also bear the cost of transportation, distribution and losses in transit.

Agriculture crisis one of country’s biggest problems: Nitin Gadkari

1 week ago
Nitin Gadkari said the government was focussed on diversification of agriculture into energy and power, and industry must also invest in rural and agricultural sectors to create employment and diversify wealth generation. He said pollution of the air and water, and India’s crude oil import bill, and agricultural crisis were the country’s three major problems today.

The tear-jerker: Onion prices cross Rs 200/kg

1 week ago
Traders said they had not foreseen such an acute scarcity of onion, which happened mainly because of heavy rain. They said farmers were harvesting pre-mature onion to benefit from present high rates. Though onion prices are at their historic highs, it has barely helped many farmers recover past year's losses and get decent returns this year.

Centre pushes for eNAM in states without APMCs

1 week 2 days ago
Nirmala Sitharaman recently asked states to scrap APMCs and join eNAM to help farmers get better price realisation of their produce. APMC is a marketing board meant to moderate prices and prevent big traders from exploiting farmers. Officials said business transactions are growing and more than 150 commodities are being traded on the electronic platform.
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