agriculture, Crops, Education, Karimnagar, National, Politics, Telangana

Telangana govt rejoins PMFBY crop insurance scheme to help farmers from this khariff season

Conducts an orientation programme on crop insurance scheme in Karimnagar for agricultural department officials and progressive farmers

Govt pays the premium for crop insurance scheme

KARIMNAGAR, MAY 22, 2024: The Telangana state government has rejoined the central government’s ambitious Pradhan Manthri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) to benefit the farmers from the ensuing khariff (vaanakalam) season.

The central government has launched the PMFBY in the year 2016 and it was implemented in Telangana state till 2020 and the state had subsequently withdrawal from implementing it. However, Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy after assuming charge had announced to protect the farmers. Accordingly, the Telangana state had rejoined the PMFBY scheme to protect the farmers and provide crop insurance coverage from this khariff season.

As part of effective implementation of the PMFBY (crop insurance), an orientation programme was organised for the agriculture department officials of the integrated Karimnagar district at Karimnagar DCCB main office in Karimnagar town on Wednesday. Inaugurating the orientation programme, Collector Pamela Satpathy called upon the agricultural extension officers and others to visit the fields and enroll maximum number of farmers for the insurance coverage.

Stating that the insurance coverage would cover weather-based and area-based protection to the farmers, the Collector directed the officials to feed the information properly by visiting the fields to benefit the farmers. She stressed on cluster-based insurance coverage for the benefit of small and marginal farmers through farmers producer organizations (FPO) and by forming farmers groups.

Appealing to the officials to extend crop insurance scheme by enrolling maximum farmers, she explained about the advantages of PMFBY and suggested that farmers, who suffer decline in crop yield due to natural calamities of floods, cyclone or drought could avail the benefits of the scheme.  All the farmers should be encouraged to insure their crops under this PMFBY as their no need to pay premium amount as the government would pay it, she added.

Earlier, some of the progressive farmers, who also attended the orientation programme, suggested that the crop insurance coverage should be farmer-based. Some others suggested that the government should not give it free and it should collect some minimum from the farmers to ensure accountability in the payment of insurance coverage.

Balu Naik from Hyderabad Commissioner’s office, master trainers Mamatha, Prathiba, Bhoom Reddy have made presentation on PMFBY.  Karimnagar integrated district CPOs Komuraiah, PB Srinivas, Purnachander Rao, Shabana Sultana, horticulture officers B Srinivasu, Jyothi, Prathap Singh, Jaganmohan Reddy, DAOs Bathula Srinivas, Adireddy, Bhaskar, Vani, ADAs, MAOs and others participated in the meeting.



error: Content is protected !!