Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for farmers facing natural calamityPMFBY-Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana) is proving to be of great use. Due to this, thousands of farmers have been saved from coming under any serious economic pressure despite crop loss due to natural calamity. Under the scheme, the government received applications from five and a half crore farmers on an average every year from Kharif-2016 to 2021. Till now farmers (Farmers) has paid a premium of about Rs 21 thousand crore. In return, he has received an amount of more than Rs 1.15 lakh crore in the form of insurance claim. Due to which more than 1.25 crore farmers have benefited. In a way, this scheme is proving to be a security cover for the farmers.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday launched a special ‘Crop Insurance Pathshala’ organized in the “Farmer Partnership, Priority Our” campaign and informed about the amount received by the farmers in the claim. Organized under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, more than one crore farmers were associated with this program at about one lakh five thousand places across the country. Where ministers, MPs, MLAs and other public representatives of the states were also present in large numbers.
Important role in increasing the income of farmers
Tomar said that crop insurance and Kisan credit card scheme have an important contribution in increasing the income of farmers. Beneficiary farmers should motivate other fellow farmers. Disseminate the benefits of the schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture in the form of a messenger. The minister requested all the farmers to join crop insurance in the coming season and also connect fellow farmers with it. This scheme provides financial security to the farmers by compensating them for the loss of crops due to natural calamities.
Agriculture exports worth Rs 4 lakh crore
The Agriculture Minister said that the success stories of the beneficiary farmers would inspire other farmers to take advantage of the schemes. He appreciated all those farmer brothers and sisters who grew food grains by working hard even in the difficult times of Corona epidemic. Tomar said that now a large number of farmers are paying more attention to crop diversification, costlier crops and quality. Due to which the export of agricultural produce has increased to about four lakh crore rupees.
Ministers interacted with the beneficiary farmers
Apart from Tomar, Union Ministers of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary and Shobha Karandlaje along with Odisha farmer Jagannath Patra, Madhya Pradesh farmer Rampujan Patel, Karnataka farmer Nagarajappa, Maharashtra farmer Shantanu, Himachal Pradesh farmer Dabe Ram and Assam farmer Gautam Das. Conversed. The farmers told that they are getting a lot of help in agriculture through the schemes of the central government. With the yield of produce in their fields, their income has also increased from double to four times. Some farmers are earning good profits after processing their produce by keeping it in cold storage.
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Crop insurance companies will make farmers aware
In a national level program organized at Pusa campus, Union Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja, Joint Secretary and CEO of Crop Insurance Ritesh Chauhan worked to educate the farmers on the importance of restructured weather based crop insurance scheme. Crop insurance companies will organize crop insurance schools in blocks and gram panchayats within a week with the participation of at least 100 farmers.
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