Ujjain farmers to get quality seeds

Bhopal: Concrete efforts are afoot to ensure that farmers of Ujjain division get quality seeds with guarantee of maximum germination. On the initiative of Ujjain divisional Commissioner Ravindra Pastor, 617 seed producing societies have been constituted in the division so far. These societies are providing quality seeds to farmers as per their demand. The Ujjain Commissioner took this initiative when number of seed societies was just 157 in the division. Constitution of seed societies in …

Crop insurance mandatory for loanee farmers

ShivrajBhopal: The State cabinet here on Thursday cabinet decided to implement Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme from Kharif-2016. The scheme will be mandatory for loanee farmers and optional for non-loanee farmers. Five clusters have been prescribed by identifying low, medium and high risk districts. In the clusters, tenders will be invited from 11 crop insurance companies enlisted by Government of India for providing crop insurance amount of actual premium rate.
As farmers’ contribution, insurance companies …