Another dressed-up Central scheme

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At Erukkattur village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district, a farmer tries to salvage samba paddy in his inundated field even as he waits for insurance for the previous year's crop that failed because of drought. Photo: M. SRINATH

An assessment of the Modi government’s modified crop insurance scheme suggests that more than farmers it is the insurance companies that have benefited because of a huge increase in gross premiums and a significant fall in claims paid.
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