Crop Insurance in India
AbstractThis working paper discusses the dependence of Indian agriculture on uncertain rains. In addition the farmers experience other production risks as well as marketing risks related to different crop enterprises and for different agro-climatic regions and areas. It then argues on the need for crop insurance as an alternative to manage production risk. It then takes up the historical overview of crop insurance products and their performance. It is followed by the discussion on the currently available crop insurance products for specific crops and regions. It discusses at length the two important products, namely, National Agricultural Insurance Scheme and Weather Based Insurance Scheme. It also reflects on some deficiencies in these products. [W.P. No. 2010-06-01
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Indian agriculture; uncertain rains; crop enterprises; crop insurance; agro-climatic regions; performance; National Agricultural Insurance Scheme; Weather Based Insurance Scheme;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2010-07-17 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2010-07-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2010-07-17 (Development)
- NEP-IAS-2010-07-17 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-MFD-2010-07-17 (Microfinance)
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