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Drive launched for doorstep distribution of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Policies

Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, Jammu, K. K. Sharma launching Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) Policies to the farmers

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: As part of Nationwide launch of drive for distribution of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) Policies to the farmers, a programme was organised today at Kisan Kendra, Talab Tillo, under the chairmanship of Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, Jammu, K. K. Sharma who is also Deputy Mission Director PMFBY.

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The Director Agriculture handed over Policy Papers of Fasal Bima to 15 farmers of Jammu District.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Director Agriculture outlined that purpose of the drive is to deliver crop insurance policies to the farmers at their doorstep under “Meri Policy Mere Hath” and to ensure that all the farmers are made aware and equipped with all information of their policy, process of claims and grievances redress under PMFBY.

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“PMFBY is a flagship scheme of Government of India (GOI) and is aimed at providing financial support to the farmers in case of crop losses arising out of natural calamities” , he said. He informed that the distribution drive has been simultaneously started today in four districts of J&K UT including Jammu, Samba, Udhampur and Anantnag. “The policy documents will be handed over to the farmers in person by the field functionaries of the agriculture department and further all the eligible farmers will be covered within a fortnight’s time” he informed.

He urged the farmers to come forward to enroll under PMFBY as fasal bima acts as a link in mitigating financial losses to the farmers due to crop losses and ultimately helps in stabilizing farmer’s income. He also informed that insurance claims on account of loss to the paddy crop due to incessant rain and hailstorm last year have been finalized and soon the claim amount will be transferred to bank accounts of beneficiaries.

Those present on the occasion included Joint Director (Extension), Subash Sharma, Joint Director (Farms), Rajinder Sharma, Joint Director (Marketing), Mahesh Verma, Agronomist (VIS), J. C. Raina, CAO Jammu, Arvind Baru besides other senior officers of the department and Insurance company.

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