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Insurance schemes are offered to India's farmers

India's farmers have been having a tough time. Some have suffered from below-average rains and in other parts of the country there have been extreme floods.

When things go wrong there is rarely a safety net to help out, which is why the government has launched a new insurance scheme, specifically aimed at the farming community. But will it work?

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports from rural Maharashtra, in the west of India, for India Business Report.

  • 24 Mar 2016
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