To insure kharif crops government extended time for non-loanee farmersHome

"The government has extended period for non-loanee farmers from July 31 to September 15 under the NAIS. This will benefit farmers in states which had low rainfall or late rain and delayed planting," Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.
According to sources, non-loanee farmers who have sown kharif crops between August 1 and September 15 would be eligible to apply for crop insurance.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that the decision has been taken in the interest of farmers in states where delayed and low rainfall has been reported. The Minister has urged the state governments to publicise the decision of extension of the period of crop insurance for non-loanne so that they can take advantage.

The cut-off date to insure this year's kharif crops has been extended following request from Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Gujarat governments.
Under the NAIS, there is a fixed premium which is borne equally by the Centre and the state for food and oilseeds crops. In case of horticultural crops, the premium rate is set on actuarial basis.

The sowing of kharif (summer) crops begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June. So far, more than 80 per cent of the total farm area has been sown. But in some states, planting has got delayed due to poor rains.

Source: http://www.ibnlive.comm/