Apple likely to be covered under crop insurance


The union government has in principle agreed to include apple under the crop insurance scheme. This was revealed by Himachal Pradesh horticulture minister Narinder Bragta during an orchardists’ meet in Shamsi.
The minister said that teams from the centre are already visiting the state to work out modalities. The risks to be involved under the insurance scheme are yet to be decided. The minister said the state has sent a Rs 10-crore action plan to seek an increase in the Rs 80-crore amount it gets under the Horticulture Technical Mission programme. He also said that the state government has released Rs 10 crore due to apple growers from HPMC.

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  1. Dear ones as in currunt year apple Fruit setting is quite good but apple fruit drop down 20 % due to drought in the month May and june also recorder 10 % damage in Apple Fruit due to drought spots appearance on fruits was is coveed under apple crop insorance or not if not what dose means by weather fluctuation which is cover under apple crop insorace schemes.

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