30th April 2016, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
KVK, Kushinagar and ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur organized awareness programme on ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana’ here today.
Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Govt of India inaugurated the awareness programme. He briefed about PMFBY to the farmers and informed that premium to be deposited by the farmer for the Rabi season at 1.5 % and 2 % for the Kharif season crops and 5% for horticultural crops. Shri Misra also explained about the benefits of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz. Kisan Suraksha, Kisan Shakti, Kisan Unnati, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Bank Yojana, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, Swa-rojgar and Pratibha Upyogita, Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Atal Yojana, Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana.etc.
Shri Rajesh Pandey, Member of Parliament, Kushinagar urged the farmers to adopt technologies for sustainable agriculture and the insurance policy.
Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR briefed about PMFBY.
(Source: ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)