Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme – WBCIS – Rabi 2012-13


The following Notification shall be published in the A.P. State Gazette:

N O T I F I C A T I O N

The Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby notify the following Crops and Districts during Rabi 2012-13. The main features / Operational Modalities of the scheme and Term Sheets vide Annexure I to IX in respect of Mango Crop, Annexure I to XVII in respect of Banana (Fruit) and Annexure I to XI in respect of Cashew nut crop are appended to this Order.

S. No

District

Crop

Proposed

1. Srikakulam,  Vizianagaram,  Visakhapatnam, East  Godavari,West  Godavari,  Krishna,  YSR

Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, Rangareddy, Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, KhammamKarimnagar,   Adilabad   and   Medak (17 Districts)

Mango
2 Vizianagaram, East Godavari, YSR Kadapa, Kurnool & Guntur(5 Districts) Banana

(Fruit)

3 Srikakulam and Viziangaram  (2 Districts) Cashew

nut

Notification of Mango, Banana & Cashew nut Plantations under

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme during Rabi 2012-13 season.

THE MAIN FEATURES / OPERATIONAL MODALITIES

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) helps to mitigate the hardships of  the  farmers   against   the  likelihood   of  financial   losses   on  account   of anticipated  crop loss resulting from the incidence of adverse weather conditions of weather parameters like Temperature, Rainfall, Humidity etc.  In accordance with the administrative instructions of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, vide their letter ref.no.13011/01/2008-credit II dated 7th March,2012.   Government  of Andhra Pradesh  is implementing WBCIS  during  Rabi,  2012-13  season  for  Mango, Banana and Cashew nut plantations.

1.  PLANTATIONS/DISTIRCTS  NOTIFIED:

(a)       MANGO    PLANTATIONS     in    all    the    mandals    of    Adilabad, Karimnagar,  Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Nalgonda, Warangal, Medak, Khammam,  Srikakulam,      Vizianagaram,  Visakhapatnam,  East  Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor, Kurnool  and Kadapa districts.

(b)       BANANA  PLANTATIONS   in  selected  mandals  of  the  districts  of

Vizianagaram, East Godavari, Kurnool, Guntur and Kadapa.

(c)       CASHEW NUT PLANTATIONS  in selected mandals of the districts of

Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.

2. REFERENCE WEATHER STATIONS:

The lists of Reference Unit Areas (RUAs) in the respective districts notified along with a list of corresponding Reference Weather Stations (RWS) and Back up Weather Stations (BWS) for Mango Plantation is annexed  (annexure-II.1a  to II.17a), for Banana Plantation is annexed (annexure- VI to X) and for Cashew nut Plantation is annexed (annexure III&IV ).   In  case  of non-availability  of weather data from the mentioned Reference Weather Stations or from Back up Weather Stations, as alternative, State Govt. Mandal level Rain gauge Stations/IMD Weather Stations will be considered for weather data updating.

3.  AREA APPROACH:

Reference unit areas are linked to specific reference weather stations and the reference unit areas are the Geographical areas situated around the reference weather stations, which is deemed to be reflective of the Reference Weather Stations’ for weather data. To the extent  feasible,  such  Reference Unit-Area shall be restricted to Mandal  for notified weather parameters.

4.CULTIVATORS ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE:

All the cultivators (including sharecroppers and tenant cultivators) growing the Notified Plantation i.e., Mango, Banana &Cashew nut in any of the Reference Unit Areas shall be eligible for coverage. The Scheme shall be:

Compulsory: For all LOANEE  APPLICANT CULTIVATORS i.e. those  who have   sanctioned   Credit   Limit   from   Financial   Institutions   (Co-op   Banks, Commercial Banks including private commercial Banks, RRB’s etc.,) for the Notified Crops in a Reference Unit Area.

Voluntary: For NON-LOANEE CULTIVATORS i.e. those who do not have Sanctioned Credit Limit from any Financial  Institution  for the Notified  Crops in a Reference  Unit Area.

5. PERILS COVERED: Following are the weather perils, which are deemed to cause “Adverse Weather Incidence”  affecting crop health, leading to crop loss, would be covered under the Scheme:

For Mango Plantation:

i)   Excess/Unseasonal Rainfall

ii)  Pests & Diseases (High Relative Humidity & Low Temp.)

iii) Daily Temperature Fluctuation iv) Daily Maximum Wind Speed

For Banana Plantation

i)   High Relative Humidity

ii)  Excess Rainfall

iii) High Temperature iv) High Wind Speed

For Cashew Nut Plantation

i)  Un seasonal/Excess Rainfall ii)  High Temperature

iii) Disease congenial climate iv) High Wind Speed

6.  RISK PERIOD:

For Mango Plantation:  Risk period commences  from 15th  Dec, 2012 and will be in force till 31st  May, 2012 and the table containing the coverage periods at different phases are given here

2012AGLC_RT1254

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