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.
|1.||Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari,West Godavari, Krishna, YSR
Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, Rangareddy, Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, KhammamKarimnagar, Adilabad and Medak (17 Districts)
|2||Vizianagaram, East Godavari, YSR Kadapa, Kurnool & Guntur(5 Districts)||Banana
|3||Srikakulam and Viziangaram (2 Districts)||Cashew
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