A comprehensive reevaluation to accurately address the emerging challenges posed by erratic weather patterns fuelled by climate change is required, he added.
CPI leader P. Santhosh Kumar and MP Kumar Ketkar asked the agricultural ministry to state the current status of an initiative undertaken by the central govt for doubling farmers' income.
In 2019-20, the ratio of gross premium-to-claims paid to farmers was 84 per cent, which reduced to 66 per cent in 2020-21, 60 per cent in 2021-22 and 21 per cent in 2022-23.
It now remains to be seen whether Tomar will remain a part of the Modi cabinet or not as speculation is rife about a possible revamp of the Union Council of Ministers.
Additionally, they agreed to promote policies and programmes that focus on sustainable food production and offer support to net food-importing developing countries.