YSR free crop insurance scheme to benefit 70 lakh farmers: AP Agriculture Minister

Vastavam web: The newly introduced YSR free crop insurance scheme will benefit 70 lakh farmers covering 56 lakh hectares in the state, said Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannabau. He held a review meeting with the officials of Agriculture department here on Tuesday and said that the new crop insurance scheme would apply for 22 types of crops in the state from this kharif season.

The famers’ contribution for this insurance coverage will be borne by the state government, the minister said. Kannababu also said that by paying a token amount of one rupee, the farmers could enroll under this scheme.

As far as East Godavari is concerned the minister said that this would benefit the farmers during the times of natural calamities and four types of crops paddy, sugar cane ,cotton and millets will be covered under this scheme.