Govt Aims to Bring 50% Farmers Under PMFBY In Next Few Years

Posted on:16 Mar 2016 14:38:59
Govt Aims to Bring 50% Farmers Under PMFBY In Next Few Years
16 March 2016 Current Affairs: Government is targeting to double the insurance coverage under crop insurance through Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in a couple of years.The scheme will be implemented in the country effective from April 1. The government is targeting to double the crop insurance coverage in the country through Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in a couple of years," joint secretary ministry of agriculture and farmer's welfare Ashish Kumar Bhutani said while addressing an event organised by GIC Re. 23 per cent of the country's total farmer population is covered under various existing crop insurance schemes. However, the government is looking at taking it to more than 50 per cent through the PMFBY in next two years .joint secretary ministry of agriculture and farmer's welfare Ashish Kumar Bhutani said while addressing an event organised by GIC Re. "As of now, 23 per cent of the country's total farmer population is covered under various existing crop insurance schemes. However, the government is looking at taking it to more than 50 per cent through the PMFBY in next two years."A total of 5,000 automated weather stations will be set up across the country under PPP model for the successful implementation of the scheme.The insurance regulator, Irda is working on a host of measures to create such a platform so as to push agricultural insurance and other insurance products in the country.As of now, there are only 11 non-life insurance companies, including the state-owned specialised agriculture insurer Agriculture Insurance Company, which have been empanelled by the government for the implementation of PMFBY. 

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