Implementation of WBCIS in Certain Districts Kharif 2013


The GovernmentofAndhra Pradesh herebynotifythe following Crops and Districts to implement Whether Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) during Kharif 2013.The main features / Operational Modalities of the scheme andTerm Sheets vide Annexure Ito VIIIare appended to this Order.

 

S.NO

Crop proposed

District

1

Groundnut

Kurnool,Anantapur, Kadapa, & Chittoor

2

Cotton

Adilabad, Warangal,

Khammam, Nalgonda & Karimnagar

3

Red Chilly

Warangal, Khammam & Guntur

4

Oil Palm

West Godavari & Khammam

5

Sweet Lime

Nalgonda & Kadapa

6

Tomato

Chittoor

 

TheCommissioner&DirectorofAgriculture,Hyderabadshalltake further action in the matter.

Notification of crops under Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) For Kharif 2013 season

THE MAIN FEATURES AND OPERATIONAL MODALITIES

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (W BCIS) 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, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India vide   their   letter   ref.no.13011/01/2008-credit   II   dated 07/02/2013  , Government of Andhra  Pradesh  is  implementing  W BCIS  on  Pilot  basis  during  Kharif2013 season for Red  Chilly,  Tomato,  Cotton,  Groundnut,  Oil  palm  and  Sweet  orange  crops  in  various districts of Andhra Pradesh.

1.  CROPS NOTIFIED: (include both irrigated and Un-irrigated)

Crop                                 District/s

Groundnut                       Anantapur,Chittoor,Kadapa&Kurnool

Tomato                           Chittoor

Cotton                             Adilabad,Warangal,Khammam,Nalgonda&Karimnagar

Red Chilly                       Guntur,Warangal &Khammam

Sweet Lime                     Nalgonda &Kadapa

Oil Palm                          West Godavari & Khammam

2.  REFERENCE WEATHER STATIONS:

The lists of Reference Unit Areas (RUAs) in the respective districts notified along with the  list  of  corresponding  Reference W eather  Stations  (RW S)  and  Back  up  W eather Stations (BW S) are annexed (annexure II.1 to II.17). In case of non availability of weather data from the mentioned Reference W eather Stations or from Back up Weather Stations, as  an  alternative,  A.P.  State  Govt.’s  Mandal  level  Rainguage  Stiations/IMD  W eather Stations will be considered for weather data updation.

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 W eather 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 Crops either Irrigated or Unirrigated 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.

G.O.Rt.No. 768   Dated :21.05.2013. Read :

1.   From the Commissioner & Director of Agriculture, A.P., Hyderabad, Letter No.Crop.Ins.(2) 1/2013, dated :12.05.2013.

For Details Click the Link —> 21052013AGLC_768

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