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PMFBY: campaign launched, hard copy of insurance policy will be given to farmers at their homes

My Policy Mere Haath campaign will last for one month.
My Policy Mere Haath campaign will last for one month.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that on February 18, 2016, farmers had seen a new dawn in the field of agriculture. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh to provide relief to farmers across the country.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar (Narendra Singh Tomar) took my policy – my hand on Saturday (Meri Policy Mere Hath) launched the campaign. Under this, for the next one month, the Prime Minister’s Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBYUnder this, a hard copy of the insurance policy will be given from door to door of the farmers who have taken the insurance. Launching the campaign in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the Agriculture Minister said that PMFBY is taking the crop insurance scheme to new heights every day. Apart from accurate assessment of crop loss through remote sensing technology, modern technology is also being used in claim settlement. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present in the program.

Narendra Singh Tomar said that on February 18, 2016, farmers had seen a new dawn in the field of agriculture. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh to provide relief to farmers across the country. Under this, crops got insurance protection against damage caused by storm, storm, unseasonal rain and hailstorm. Advanced technology was adopted for settlement of claims. He said that there should be a change in the lives of the poor and farmers, their income should be doubled, this has always been the concern of the Prime Minister of the country.

Over Rs 1 lakh crore has been paid so far

He said that this ambitious scheme provides insurance to the farmers at an affordable rate in the event of damage to crops due to natural calamity. CCE Krishi App has made the entire process easy, quick and paperless for better estimation of production of crops. The data uploaded on this app is always recorded and there is also facility of geo tagging.

Speaking in the context of Meri Policy Mere Haath Abhiyan, the Agriculture Minister said that this campaign is going to last for a month, in which all the farmers insured under the Rabi season 2021-22 will be given insurance documents by visiting their homes. With this, the benefit of crop insurance will reach the insured farmers of the country. He said that under this scheme, an amount of more than Rs 1,07,000 crore has been paid to the farmers in lieu of premium of Rs 24,667 crore.

The Agriculture Minister said that modern technologies like drones are also being used to take photographs of cultivable land, obtain health information of fruits and vegetables, locate crops prone to pests. He said that we are making every effort for a green India. PMFBY is committed to educate and inspire farmers to take up chemical-free farming through organic and natural farming. Taking concrete steps towards self-reliant India, farmers are also being introduced to modern technology like natural farming, drones, e-sampling through Meri Policy Mere Haath campaign.

You go on growing crops, we will go on buying – Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Addressing the program, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that we will leave no stone unturned for the welfare of the farmers. You go on growing the crop, we will go on buying it. CM Shivraj said that the farmer does farming day and night with full diligence. If the crop gets damaged due to natural calamity, then not only the farmer but our heart also cries and suffers. That’s why we put all our efforts to provide relief money to the farmer brothers and sisters.