NA body directs better crop insurance

Dawn | May 17, 2019 at 6:53 AM
  • Expressing serious concerns over ineffective crop insurance schemes offered to famers in the country, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile on Thursday asked the commerce ministry and National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) to come up with better packages.
  • The committee was informed that although standing wheat crop had been damaged due to hailstorms in April, sufficient stocks are available from the previous harvest for consumption in the country.
  • For date crop, the standing committee asked the ministry to resolve the issue of running finance and remittance by taking farmers into confidence.