National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS): Kerala

Details of National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS)
ParticularsDescription
Name of the SchemeNational Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS)
Sponsored byBoth: Central & State Government
Funding Pattern50:50 sharing basis between central and state government.
Ministry/DepartmentAgriculture Department
DescriptionThis scheme aims at tackling the issue of production risk faced by the agricultural sector. Rs.1.50 crores allocated for the scheme will be utilised as 50 percent contribution of the State (excluding salary component) towards the NAIS scheme implemented by the Agricultural Insurance Corporation with crops such as paddy, banana, tapioca, ginger, turmeric and pinepaple. It is proposed to spent Rs. 0.25 crores of the allocation of the scheme towards 25% share of premium for initiating coconut crop insurance scheme since the National Agricultural Insurance Company has initiated a pilot project on coconut crop insurance in Kerala. The total allocation of the NAIS for 2009-10 is Rs. 200 lakhs
BeneficiariesIndividual,Community,other,
Other BeneficiariesAny farmer covered under this insurance programme
Benefits
Benefit TypeSubsidy,
Eligibility criteriaA Farmer dealing with the farming of paddy, banana, tapioca, ginger, turmeric and pineapple
How to AvailBy contacting the Agriculture department, local self government institutions
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 1999
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2013
Reference URLhttp://agricoop.nic.in/Credit/nais171209.pdf (-1 MB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Kerala, 25-05-2009)