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dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Subhankar
dc.contributor.authorPal, Parthapratim
dc.descriptionMukherjee, Subhankar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India; Pal, Parthapratim, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
dc.descriptionISSN/ISBN - 129976
dc.description.abstractThe Government of India aims to double the crop insurance coverage to 50% through the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana by 2018. By analysing the agricultural household data, this article comments on the feasibility of attaining this target by looking at the past performance of similar schemes. Few critical areas where efforts need to be concentrated in order to increase coverage are discussed.
dc.publisherEconomic and Political Weekly
dc.publisherEconomic and Political Weekly
dc.subjectCrop Insurance
dc.subjectWeather Derivatives
dc.subjectBasis Risk
dc.titleImpediments to the spread of crop insurance in India
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