Agri Insurance

Plans to form government crop insurance company

JAIPUR: Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said a proposal is being prepared to form a government crop insurance company to get rid of technical problems related to premiums and claims.

The agriculture minister said state government would begin purchase of green gram (moong) and black gram (urad) at minimum support price (MSP) as soon as it gets the nod from the Centre.

Saini said a committee would be formed to ensure better implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the state. The committee would study the scheme's pros and cons and make suggestions to the state government to execute in a better way.

State's 25 Krishi Mandi have been connected with Rashtriya Krishi Bazaar, while the remaining Mandis have been linked with Rajasthan Integrated Mandi Management System, said Saini. The state government has reclaimed encroached platforms at most of the Mandi to ensure that farmers do not face difficulty in selling their crops. The agriculture minister said Rajasthan State Seeds Corporation would now have two members from the Kisan Sanghs as special invitees.