HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has requested the Central government to extend the cut-off date for coverage of non-loanee farmers under the crop insurance scheme up to September. In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the Chief Minister said kharif in the current year was delayed because of delayed monsoon while the cut-off date for crop insurance of non-loanee farmers was July 31. — Special Correspondent