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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
07-December-2010 16:58 IST
548 Districts Covered Under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme
548 districts have so far been covered under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS).

Continued efforts are made to create awareness about ongoing NAIS by the implementing agency i.e. Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC) in coordination with implementing States since its inception. The salient activities for campaign involve the publicity of features and benefits of the scheme through advertisements in leading national/local newspapers, telecast through audio-visual media, distribution of pamphlets, participation in agriculture fairs / mela / gosthi and organization of workshops / trainings etc. Moreover, for making the scheme more farmer friendly, Government has recently, modified the scheme and the Modified NAIS has been approved for implementation on pilot basis in 50 districts from Rabi 2010- 11.

This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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