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Considering three consecutive years of drought in Marathwada region and weak monsoon last year, the government is trying to bring more farmers under the crop insurance net to compensate them for failed crops.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture sector increased to Rs 553.14 crore during the first eleven months of 2015-16, the government said on Tuesday.
A steady water supply, instead of reliance on seasonal monsoon rains, would allow farmers to switch to cash crops and reap three harvests a year, instead of one now.
Union Budget 2016-17