Govt Launches Special Drive to Bring More Farmers Under PM Crop Cover Scheme
The government has launched a special drive in order to enroll more cultivators / Farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). The week-long drive will start from 1st July and will include all notified areas under the Kharif season 2021 with a special focus on 75 aspirational districts where crop insurance penetration is low.
- Along with it, a PMFBY e-brochure, FAO booklet, and a guidebook have been released in order to assist farmers and on-ground coordinators to understand the scheme, its benefits, and the process of crop insurance.
- Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said 29.16 crore farmers have insured their crops under the PMFBY so far.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY):
- The scheme was launched on January 13, 2016.
- The main purpose of this scheme is to provide a comprehensive risk solution to farmers at the lowest uniform premium in India.
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