5th April, 2016, West Garo Hills
One-day Farmers fair on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was organized by KVK, West Garo Hills today.
Shri Noverfield R. Marak, MLA, North Tura, the Chief Guest of the programme, emphasized on sudden instances of natural calamities and adverse weather conditions affecting mostly the farmers. He said farmers need protection from crop losses and requested farmers to insure their crops through PMFBY
Dr. Tanmay Samajdar, Programme Coordinator, KVK, briefed about the objectives of PMFBY. He requested the farmers to take the benefit of Fasal Bima Yojana to protect from crop losses.
Shri Bhupen Hajong, Executive Member, GHADC, Meghalaya requested the farmers to take the benefit of PMFBY and also emphasized all the line departments and KVK to cooperate with the local farmers in adopting the new technologies for their livelihood improvement.
More than 283 farmers participated in the programme.
A Scientist Farmers Interaction was also held, where the objectives, terms and conditions of PMFBY were discussed along with the production technology of upcoming pre kharif maize cultivation.
Maize seeds were distributed to farmers for pre kharif cultivation.
(Source: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Garo Hills)