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Rabi Crop for the season to be covered under Insurance Scheme

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Weather perils as frost, chill, low or high mean temperature, wind, scanty or excess rain-fall etc. which were likely to cause adverse weather incidence leading to crops loss would be covered under the Pilot Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme.

The Union Minister of Agriculture has accorded and issued administrative approval for implementation of Pilot Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBICS) for Rabi-2012-13 season. The Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC) of India Limited would be the implementing agency of WBICS in District Solan for Tomato crops and in district Kangra and Una for Rabi Potato crops.

Weather perils as frost, chill, low or high mean temperature, wind, scanty or excess rain-fall etc. which were likely to cause adverse weather incidence leading to crops loss would be covered under the scheme. The premium rates for tomato and potato crops have been calculated by AIC India Ltd. using standard premium methodology and was 12 percent for both the crops. As per premium sharing and subsidy was concerned 50 percent of the total premium would be payable by insured cultivator and the balance shall be borne by the Centre and the State Government on 50:50 basis.

Lead Banks, the Co-operative Banks, AIC of India Ltd. which are the implementing agencies would take necessary action to ensure the implementation of the scheme in the State in the right perspective. The scheme would operate on the principal of ‘Area Approach’ in the selected notified Reference Unit Areas.

The cut-off dates for accepting the crop insurance proposal from non-loanee farmers are 10th March, 2013 and for loanee farmers it is 05 March, 2013 for Tomato crop and for Potato crop the cut off date for loanee farmers is 05 January, 2013 and for Non Loanee farmers 31st December, 2012. He said that no insurance coverage was allowed once this date was over.

The banks would ensure that the claims are released / disbursed to the beneficiaries within a fortnight from the date of receipt of claims from the implementing agency i.e. AIC of India Ltd.

Press note: Information & Public Relation, HP Govt.

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

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The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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