Special focus is given by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and all the Crop Insurance Programmes of Government of India viz., National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Pilot Schemes i.e., Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme and Modified NationalAgriculture Insurance scheme are under implementation in the State
National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) is implemented from Kharif 2000 season with an objective to provide a measure of financial support to the farmers in the event of Crop loss due to any calamity to restore the credit eligibility for the next season and to stabilize farm incomes.
Paddy, Jowar, Bajra, Maize, Blackgram, Greengram, Redgram, Soybean, Groundnut (I), Groundnut (UI) Sunflower, Castor, Sugarcane (Plant), Sugarcane (Ratoon), Cotton (I), Cotton (UI), Chillies (I), Chillies, Turmeric, (UI), Korra _ (20) CropsFarmers Covered:
All the farmers irrespective of their category of marginal farmers/small farmers or big farmers including Tenant farmers & share croppers are eligible to enroll under Crop Insurance Scheme. Corp Insurance is compulsory to all loanee farmers and voluntary to non-loanee farmers.Premium Subsidy:
10% subsidy is allowed on premium to Small and Marginal farmersVillage Insurance Unit Scheme:
In addition to the Mandal Insurance Unit Scheme, the Government of Andhra Pradesh started "Village Made as Insurance Unit" Scheme for the first time in the country.
Coverage of Non Loanee Farmers:
To encourage more number of Non-Loanee farmers to cover under Crop Insurance Scheme, special drives have been taken up involving extension staff of the Department. There is good response from the Non- Loanee farmers and Lakhs of farmers have voluntarily insured their crops. Like wise, in the ensuing Kharif 2013 season also, all the extension staff will give wide publicity among the farming community to cover maximum number of Non-Loanee farmers to enroll into the scheme. Component wise Budget allocation for the year 2013-14 :
Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS):
For the benefit of farming community, apart from the "National Agricultural Insurance Scheme" (NAIS) for the first time in the State, the Government of A.P. implementing the "Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme" during Kharif 2009 season. The Scheme aims to mitigate the hardship of the insured farmers due to the financial loss on account of anticipated crop loss resulting from incidence of adverse deviations of weather parameters like Rainfall, Temperature, Relative humidity etc.,Perils under the WBCIS:
Automatic Weather Stations" (AWS):
To measure the Weather parameters "Automatic Weather Stations" (AWS) are established in all the Mandals of the State
Premium Subsidy: The premium subsidy under WBCIS scheme is around 25 to 50 % to all the farmers irrespective of their category.
Perils under the WBCIS:
The premium subsidy under WBCIS scheme is around 25 to 50 % to all the farmers irrespective of their category.Modified NationalAgricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS):
The Government of India introduced Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) during Rabi 2010-11 on pilot basis in 3 Districts viz., Prakasam, Nellore and Warangal which has many more farmer friendly features such as coverage of post harvest losses, prevented sowings etc. Being major crop, rice crop is selected for implementation under Village made as Unit under this schemeAdditional Features:
Premium Subsidy:40 % to 75 % of premium subsidy is allowed to all the farmers irrespective of their category.
Districts and Crops proposed to notify under MNAIS during Kharif 2013: