3rd April, 2016, Motihari
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare inaugurated Farmers Fair on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Motihari, East Champaran, Bihar today. He briefed about PMFBY to the farmers and also explained benefits of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Soil Heath Card, Organic Farming, Green, White and Blue Revolution etc. He requested farmers to take advantage of the schemes for enhancing their income and profitability. He also appreciated role of KVKs in making this programme a success.
Shri Sachinder Prasad Singh, Member of Legislative Assembly briefed about the objectives of PMFBY .
Representatives from banks and insurance companies detailed on the salient features of PMFBY alongwith description of Do’s and Don’ts for the farmers.
More than 2000 farmers took part in this programme.
Farmer friendly literatures on PMFBY and other technological packages were distributed among participating farmers.
Divisional/District level Govt. officers, Private and NGOs representatives were present in this programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute Kolkata)