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Only 5 per cent Farmers knows about crop-insurance scheme

Mar 30, 2010 2:40:18 PM - thecolombotimes.com

Amit Dwivedi reporting from New Delhi


Even after seven years of launching the programme, there is no awareness about this scheme even in different stakeholders, forget about the farmers. A study done by Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group in Uttar Pradesh revealed that only 5% farmers know about crop-insurance scheme whereas 95 % of them had never heard about it. But they were eager to know about it.