State govt to launch crop insurance scheme for farmers

JAMMU: The government Wednesday said it will launch a crop insurance scheme for the benefit of the farmers in the state.
Replying to a question by Mubarak Gul in the House here, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, said the government would launch a crop insurance scheme for the benefit of the farmers in the state.
He said the survey report of damaged crops due to rains and recent floods in the state has been formulated by the department.
“Once the funds in this regard are received, relief would be provided to the affected farmers,” he said.
The Minister said the development of agriculture is “priority” of the government, and all “requisite measures” would be taken to promote agriculture sector, which “is the backbone of state’s economy.”
Lone said several state and New Delhi-sponsored schemes are in vogue to provide high-yield seeds, quality fertilizer, farming tools and machinery to the farmers, and to generate awareness in them about the latest farming techniques.
Hanjura said the incentives on various inputs like seeds, agriculture tools, irrigation infrastructure and other agriculture machinery are being provided to the farmers to boost the agriculture produce.