The impact of unseasonal rains and two straight years of drought on agriculture that sustains over two-thirds of country's 1.25 billion people had dented Modi's popularity in the countryside, contributing to a humiliating loss for the premier in elections last year in the largely rural state of Bihar.
               
Union Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh said last week that New Delhi will launch the crop insurance scheme in the fiscal year starting April 1.

 

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