15th April 2016, Reasi
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), PMO, Personnel, Pubic Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy & Department of Space and Shri Ajay Nanda, Minister of State for Finance and Planning, IT, Law Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, Tribal Affairs, Relief and Rehabilitation, Jammu and Kashmir Government inaugurated one Day Farmers’ Fair on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reasi today.
Dr Jitendra Singh requested the farmers to avail the benefits of centrally sponsored programmes like Jan Dhan Yojana, social security programmes like Accident and life insurance, ATAL pension Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojna.
Shri Ajay Nanda, Minister of State, J&K Govt. in his address said fairs and Nukad Nataks are the most effective way for creating awareness among the farming community so that they will benefit from such schemes.
Earlier, Dr. K.S. Risam, Director Extension, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu briefed about various centrally sponsored schemes for the benefit of farmers including Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana.
About 500 farmers from different parts of Reasi district participated in the fair. An Exhibition was also organized during the event to show case the various technologies in which different department, NGOs and other private companies participated.
(Source: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu)