Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh made a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on the proposed new Crop Insurance Scheme. Besides premium rate, the discrepancies in the existing scheme were discussed.
The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Road Minister Nitin Gadkari. Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, Niti Aayog chief among other senior officials from Finance and Agriculture Ministries were also present.
Here is all you need to know about the proposed new Crop Insurance Scheme: