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Weather Vagaries and Fruit Growers Willingness to Pay for Fruit Crop Insurance in Kashmir Valley: An Exploratory Study

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Arshad Bhat1,*, S. A. Wani1, Abid Sultan2, Showkat A. Itoo3, M. A. Kachroo2, Abid Qadir4, Aamir Qureshi5

1Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies on Livelihood and Food Security, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Srinagar, India. 

2School of Agricultural Economics and Horti-Business Management, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Srinagar, India. 

3Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar, India. 

4Department of Environmental Studies, The Glocal University, U.P., India. 

5Department of Management Studies, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar, India.

*Corresponding author: Arshad Bhat


Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, a crop protection scheme along with the government of Jammu and Kashmir was launched to save the farmers/fruit growers from the unexpected events occurring due to bad weather on subsidised rates. The study was conducted to know the approach and behaviour of fruits growers regarding the insurance scheme and the amount they are willing/ready to pay for saving the crop/fruit against such untoward events. Contingent valuation through willingness to pay method was used to assess the impact of such scheme in a dominant fruit growing area district Shopian of Kashmir valley where most fruit cultivation is irrigation based. Present study was carried out on a sample of 400 fruit growers from 8 community blocks consisting of 8 villages and 50 samples from each village. The results of the study revealed that fruit growers are willing to pay Rs. 309 per kanal of land as premium to save the fruit from damages.


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How to cite this paper

Weather Vagaries and Fruit Growers Willingness to Pay for Fruit Crop Insurance in Kashmir Valley: An Exploratory Study

How to cite this paper: Arshad Bhat, S. A. Wani, Abid Sultan, Showkat A. Itoo, M. A. Kachroo, Abid Qadir, Aamir Qureshi. (2021) Weather Vagaries and Fruit Growers Willingness to Pay for Fruit Crop Insurance in Kashmir Valley: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture5(3), 524-529.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2021.09.024

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