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Man kills labourer, burns body to fake his own death for insurance claims; nabbed

Elaborating, police said a case of accidental death was registered at Nahan police station on November 20, stating a car had collided with a parapet at Judda Ka Johar and it got completely burnt before police could arrive.

How farmers can use smartphones to make crop loss assessment

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has developed WheatCam, a picture-based insurance (PBI) app that farmers can download on to their smartphones.


Govt making all-out efforts to boost farmers' income, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Farmers are the backbone of the country. Manufacturers can decide price for their products, but farmers cannot. Farmers are not able to recover cost of production. Therefore, our government is making full effort to improve the lives of farmers."

Fair claims

Centre’s crop insurance scheme works, weeding out flaws will help timely payouts

Crop Insurance: A flagship scheme that may flatter to deceive

For farmers, a uniform 2 per cent premium rate on sum insured (SI) for all kharif or monsoon season foodgrains and oilseeds, while 1.5 per cent for rabi winter crops and 5 per cent for annual commercial and horticultural crops, is the lowest they can hope for.

Everyone needs a safety net, no one likes crop insurance

The claims are calculated on the basis of formulae that even banks and insurance companies would admit to be flawed.


Govt aims to bring 50% farmers under PMFBY in next few years

As of now, there are only 11 non-life insurance companies, including the state-owned specialised agriculture insurer Agriculture Insurance Company, which have been empanelled by the government for the implementation of the PMFBY.

PM Narendra Modi promises e-agri market from April 14

The PM said all state governments should take a vow to increase farmers’ income two-fold by 2022, the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Farmers will draw maximum benefit for minimum premium: Amit Shah

Shah, who called the media at his residence to praise the Union Cabinet decision to clear Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, said it is a comprehensive pro-farmer scheme that will help the farmers to reduce their burden.

Crop insurance scheme: Success hinges on state govt support

The success of the new scheme will depend on the support of state governments.