May 22, 2022

The Assam Department of Agriculture has set an ambitious goal of enlisting five lakh farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for the ensuing Sali rice

Guwahati: The Assam Department of Agriculture has set an ambitious goal of enlisting five lakh farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for the ensuing Sali paddy by July 31 of this year.

Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said agricultural officers in the state’s district should take responsibility for achieving the goal, otherwise the department could take action against them.

Addressing a two-day state-level orientation training program on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) at Assam Administrative Staff College, Bora said farmers in Assam were facing challenges due to the vagaries of the weather, viz. floods, drought, various pests and disease problems, etc. resulting in loss of crop yield.

PMFBY – a flagship program launched by the Indian government to provide financial support to farmers suffering from crop losses due to unforeseen events. He called on all officials on the ground to work hard to achieve the goal.

Bora said that during his recent visit to New Delhi, he met Narendra Sing Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, who showed keen interest in the development of the sector. farming in Assam.

Bora thanked Tomar for sending officials from the PMFBY cell to train officials from the State Department of Agriculture. “Proper use of funds leads to prosperity of the farmers and thus contributes to the development of the state economy. Our officers should keep in mind to use government money correctly,” Bora added.

The PMFBY program was launched from Kharif in 2016 with the aim of supporting agricultural production by providing an affordable crop insurance product to ensure comprehensive risk coverage for farmers’ crops against all non-avoidable natural hazards, from pre-sowing to post-harvest.