`Pri­vate com­pa­nies will per­form bet­ter un­der the new in­sur­ance scheme'

RADHA MO­HAN SINGH, Union Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture and Farm­ers Wel­fare speaks to JI­TEN­DRA on drought and the new agri­cul­ture in­sur­ance scheme. Ex­cerpts

Down to Earth - - INTERVIEW -

Was there a con­tin­gency plan in place to tackle drought? In drought-prone ar­eas, peo­ple are aban­don­ing their cat­tle, es­pe­cially indige­nous cat­tle, as they are no longer pro­duc­tive. Are breed im­prove­ment pro­grammes part of the con­tin­gency plan?

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