The Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana (PMFBY) is a national flagship programme for providing crop insurance in the country. NRSC is carrying out geomatics based studies towards improving the area-yield estimates, a key input to the development of methodologies for crop insurance mechanism.
India grows 36 Mha of rice crop in kharif season in India. This is important contribution to food production in India as rice is the main food crop. It is observed that about 30% of this area is left fallow after the harvest of rice crop. Mapping and monitoring of post-kharif rice fallow lands using satellite data will help identification of suitable areas for intensification of rabi crop area.