CNN-IBN Smart Agriculture: Episode 3 – Crop Insurance



The third episode of Smart Agriculture examines the issue of Crop Insurance from the distress caused to wheat growers in Mathura and Aligarh by hail storms and unseasonal rains at harvest time this year. India has the largest crop insurance scheme in the world but few farmers are aware of it, fewer still avail of it and even those that do get scanty protection. But universal cover that truly protects may be unaffordable to poor farmers. If the tab is paid by the government, there is a risk of fiscal stress and massive fraud.

This news story originally appeared at Ag/Farm/Forestry - Social Gov on8 November 2022