31st March, 2016, Karnal
KVK-ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal organized a awareness programme - Kissan Sammellan on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojanatoday.
Sh. Ashwani Chopra, Member of Parliament, Karnal while inaugurating the campaign, informed the main aim of the scheme is to provide a more efficient insurance support to the farmers of the country. He said the scheme will instill confidence in the farmers and thus will bring progress in the country. Since insurance is through Cooperative Banks, the benefit will directly go to the affected farmers in case of natural disasters such as draught, floods, fire, pest attack etc.
Sh. Bakhshish Singh Virk, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Govt. of Haryana said in the next three year, about 50% of the crop in the country would be brought under this scheme.
Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-NDRI stressed that the farmers to adopt dairying along with farm activities to augment their family income as well as to improve nutrition. He recommended vaccinations to prevent Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis diseases in dairy animals. He informed farmers that to prevent mastitis, a management practice wherein animal is not allowed to sit for half – an –hour after milking is very effective.
More than 600 farmers participated in the event.
(Source: KVK-ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal)