JUMLA, April 11 -- Apple farmers in Jumla are gradually getting attracted toward crop insurance program. More farmers are turning to crop insurance as its covers weather-related risks, saving them from unprecedented loss.

Devi Bahadur Sejuwal of Chandannath Municipality is the first farmer in the district to buy crop insurance policy. He says that insurance has really helped him minimize losses and cushioned him against weather-related risks. "Apple farming supports livelihood of many families in Jumla. However, many of us were incurring huge loss due to extreme weather events," he said, adding: "We have now been able to cover losses by insuring our plants."

Devi Bahadur has insured 150 of around 500 apple trees in his farm.

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