Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
on Monday said the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS)
has been introduced in the state since 2002 and implemented
The NAIS provides cover to losses due to non-preventable
risks in respect of natural fire and lightning, hailstorms,
cyclones, typhoons, flood inundation, landslides, drought and
pests and diseases, Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hussain Mir
told the Legislative Council.
He said the notification for the coverage of Kharif and
Rabi crops are being issued on seasonal basis after meeting of
the state-level Coordination Committee.
The Minister said the insurance is compulsory for loaned
farmers and optional for non-loaned farmers.
Mir said according to the information furnished by the
Insurance Company during Rabi 2009-10 season as against 2285
insured wheat farmers, 1812 farmers will be benefited with a
total claim amount of Rs 5679133.25 lakh.