The Government has extended period of for non-loanee farmers from July 31, 2015 to September 15, 2015 under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme. This will benefit farmers of the States which had low rainfall or late rain and delayed planting in the ongoing Kharif season. In the case of loanee farmers, the period is extended up to September 30, 2015.
Announcing the decision, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that the decision has been taken in the interest of farmers where delayed or low rainfall has been reported.
The minister has urged the State governments to well publicise the decision of extension of the period for non-loannee farmers so that they can take advantage.