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India: Crop insurance scheme appears to have failed to rescue farmers in distress

The weather-based crop insurance scheme does not seem to have come to the rescue of farmers, who suffered losses in potato cultivation in Hassan last year. Of the total Rs. 7.03 crore paid as premium to the insurance company, the farmers could claim only Rs. 1.67 crore. As many as 25 farmers of Hassan have committed suicide since April this year.[Read More...]

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