The worst affected is Maharashtra, where parts have received inadequate rainfall in contrast to the western parts reeling under floods.
Farmers point to the short supply of fertilisers by the agriculture department and as a result, they say, they are forced to buy them at exorbitant rates from black marketeers and hoarders.
State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo flagged off two IEC vans which will continue to engage farmers on the scheme in 10 aspirational districts where crop insurance penetration is low.
Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo said the State is facing shortage of urea due to short supply of fertiliser in May and June against the allotment.
With Covid-19 crisis impacting the just-concluded rabi season in the State, the district administration is gearing up for the upcoming kharif season to bail out farmers.
Oil seeds will be grown on 19.72 lakh acres, out of which 18.40 lakh acres will be used for groundnuts.
The farmers will now get Rs 1,940 for every quintal of paddy procured from the earlier price of Rs 1,868 per quintal.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the minimum support price of the crops will be raised in the future as well.
The paddy production in the state is expected to diminish by 50,000 tonnes in the coming harvesting season.