Expressing worry on very number of farmers getting the benefit of the crop insurance, chairman of Karnataka State Agriculture Price Commission Prakash Kamamradi suggested need for popularising crop insurance on lines of insurance products covering human lives.
Inaugurating a workshop on ‘Demand for Crop Insurance in Karnataka’, organised at the Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Research (CMDR) in Dharwad, Kammaradi said crop insurance had become an complete need in the background of unpredictable weather conditions in the recent past.
"We need to create an awareness among farmers and convince them to insure their crops... We should try to cover farmers who are non-borrowers under the scheme.' he said.
He also pointed out the importance of understanding what should be the ideal format for Crop Insurance in Karnataka.
CMDR has been asked to design such a government and farmer friendly crop insurance by seeking vital inputs from bankers, farmers, insurance companies and other stakeholders.