New Delhi. There is good news for the farmers. Actually, changes can be made in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja gave this information on Thursday.
According to the news agency PTI, Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja said that in view of the recent climate crisis and rapid development of technology, the government is ready to make changes in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for the benefit of the farmers.
Increased instances of weather uncertainties
It is worth noting that 2022 saw extreme climate with excessive rains in Maharashtra, Haryana and Punjab, while Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand saw deficient rains, which ultimately damaged crops like paddy, pulses and oilseeds. reached up. Recently, the instances of such weather uncertainties have also increased.
Agriculture is directly affected by climate disasters
“Since agriculture is directly affected by such climate disasters, it is important and vitally important to protect the country’s vulnerable farming community from the ravages of nature,” Ahuja said in a statement. The demand is likely to increase and more emphasis is needed on crop and other forms of rural and agricultural insurance products to provide adequate insurance protection to the farmers in India.
“The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is set to make pro-farmer changes in the PMFBY in response to the recent climate crisis and rapid technological advances,” he said.
What is Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana To provide insurance cover in case of natural calamities, pests and diseases or crop damage in any way so that the farmers are compensated for the economic losses. The benefits of this scheme can be availed by all the farmers including tenant farmers and tenant farmers.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 15:38 IST