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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana


Maharashtra: Crop insurance fails in 10 districts, govt taps options for farm relief

January 16, 2020 3:02 am

After the state agriculture department earlier divided the 32 rabi districts in the state into six clusters and invited tenders for the implementation of the Centre’s flagship farm insurance scheme, no bids were received for 10 districts.

Gujarat: Govt fudging farm figures to benefit insurance firms, says Congress

January 01, 2020 5:35 am

At a press conference, the GPCC displayed the yield and insurance covered in two villages of Junagadh district in 2018 during Kharif season to claim that almost 90.06% insurance amount was not paid to eligible farmers.

Maha polls: As political parties promise complete waiver, farmers default on crop loan but pay up for insurance scheme

October 17, 2019 1:40 am

The central government’s flagship programme, PMFBY insures farmers against crop loss due to inclement weather. Under the scheme, farmers have to pay 2 per cent of the premium amount and the government pays the rest.

Gujarat wants Centre to make Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima scheme voluntary

July 12, 2019 2:53 am

Under the proposal, the government is planning to replace the scheme with a separate mechanism under which it will have a special corpus to compensate farmers in the event of crop failure.

Crop Insurance: Time to reboot PM’s flagship scheme; let it be weather-based

June 27, 2019 7:13 am

The PMFBY’s operational guidelines require state governments to carry out at least four CCEs in every village panchayat for every notified crop and submit the yield data to insurance companies within a month from the date of harvest.

Plough’s share

January 21, 2019 1:41 am

Subsidy for crop insurance is preferable to fertiliser, power or farm credit. But Centre should bear the full cost for the scheme.

Insurance firms earn Rs 15,795 crore under PMFBY in 2 years: Haryana-based RTI activist

November 14, 2018 3:53 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the crop insurance scheme against loss on account of natural calamities, in January 2016. As per the scheme, the farmers have to pay 2 per cent of the premium for Kharif crops, while 1.5 per cent for Rabi crops, while balance is paid by the state and Centre.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Farmers wait up to 18 months for claims

September 10, 2018 12:34 am

Two years after the launch of the PMFBY, majority of farmers are still not aware of the scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Govt to set new guidelines for crop insurance scheme

July 22, 2018 1:21 am

January 31, 2019 has been fixed as the deadline for settlement of claims from Kharif in 2017, said the official who was participating in a seminar on ‘Sustainable agriculture insurance’ organised by GIC Re.

Gujarat govt creates 6 clusters for PMFBY; appoints four insurance cos for Kharif 2018

June 22, 2018 7:18 am

The PMFBY scheme is compulsory for all the farmers including share croppers, tenant farmers growing notified crops in notified areas and availing seasonal agriculture operations loans from banks or financial institutions.


PM Modi arrives in MP to unveil Crop Insurance Scheme

February 18, 2016 9:57 am

Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, reached Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. PM Modi will unveil 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana'scheme at Kisan Kalyan Mela. He will also release the guidelines for this scheme. On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present.