Locusts push farmers to ‘cover’ crops

The scare of desert locust attacks coupled with erratic rainfall in the early aspect of monsoon has pushed far more farmers in Rajasthan to acquire coverage for their crops less than the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) this kharif season.

Sum insured

Officials of the Rajasthan Agriculture Office stated about 45 for each cent far more farmers have enrolled for the plan this yr and the protection of cropped location has amplified by 38 for each cent to about 72 lakh hectares over the past kharif season. The sum insured has amplified by twenty five for each cent to about ₹20,000 crore.

In actuality, Rajasthan accounts for about forty for each cent of the overall included location of 178 lakh hectares less than the PMFBY throughout the country, so considerably. This is in stark contrast to the neighbouring Gujarat, which exited the flagship plan citing major premiums charged by

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Lockdown impact: Farmers turn back on vegetable cultivation

Really do not be surprised if greens go lacking from your plates for the next handful of days or months. With greens absent rotten in the fields, or lying unsold or unharvested across the place in the previous handful of months because of to the Covid-19-induced lockdown, numerous farmers are turning their backs on vegetable cultivation.

“There is 20-thirty per cent drop in vegetable seed promoting. Farmers are going through a selection of troubles, such as transportation and advertising and marketing of greens, and therefore, numerous are turning to cereal cultivation. The craze of maize cultivation (among vegetable farmers) is observed in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar,” Indra Shekhar Singh, Director-Coverage and Outreach, National Seed Association of India (NSAI), told BusinessLine. He extra that tomato cultivation will choose a key strike, together with lady finger, pumpkin, and lauki. Also, there could be a substantial drop in the cultivation

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