19th April, 2016, Bhiwani & 20th April, 2016, Rewari
Rao Inderjeet Singh, Union State Minister for Planning (Independent Charge) and State Minister for Defence inaugurated Farmer Fair on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rewari on 20th April, 2016. In his the inaugural address, he elaborated Govt. Schemes for farming community and appealed the farmers to get benefited of these schemes. He also urged to the farmers to take the benefit by Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana that will be started from coming kharif crop season. He highlighted the special features of this schemes such as very low premium i.e. two percent for kharif crops, 1.5 percent for Rabi and 5% for annual or horticultural crops and coverage of post harvest losses also. He briefed about Pradhan Mantri Surksha Yogana, Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Yojna and Soil Health Card Scheme etc.
Shri Vikram Singh, State Minister for Corporative (Independent charge) appealed the farmers to adopt latest techniques for higher production to take benefit of new schemes of Central and Haryana Govt. He told that the Govt. of Haryana is planning to setup a centre of excellence for vegetable crops at Rewari district to boost the production of vegetable and horticultural crops.
Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana gave brief account of all centrally sponsored schemes for the benefit of farmers including PMFBY in the back drop of climate change.
More than 1000 farmers including farm women participated in the event.
Sh. Dharambeer, Member of Parliament inaugurated the farmers fair on PMFBY at KVK, Bhiwani, on 19th April, 2016. Addressing the farmers, he emphasized the need of safety nets in the form of insurance is very important for farmers. Exhibition on various technologies were installed and Farmer friendly literatures on PMFBY and other technological packages were distributed among farmers.
Dr. K. S. Khokhar, VC, CCSHAU, Hisar elaborated the scheme and stressed upon the importance of crop insurance under changing climate for sustainable development of the farming community. He also made note of various schemes being implemented by state and central Governments.
Dr. R. S. Antil, Director (Extension) and Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana also addressed the gathering.
More than 800 farmers participated the programme.
(Source: Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Ludhiana)