Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana Awareness Programme at Ghaziabad

11th April 2016, Ghaziabad

KVK, Ghaziabad under the SVPUA&T, Meerut organized a one day awareness programme on “Pradhan Mantri Phasal Bima Yojana,” on April 11, 2016 with support from ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur. The programme was organized in the Sansad adopted village of Dhaulana in the district Ghaziabad.

Gen. (Retired) V. K. Singh, Minster of State for Foreign Affairs, Govt. of India highlighted the major features of the scheme and informed the farmers to derive maximum benefits out of it. He informed the gathering of farmers that whereas the previous insurance schemes were loaded with high premium thus giving the more benefit to the insurance agencies, the present format of insurance scheme requires lesser amount of premium from the farmers and covers most of the potential risk to their crops and animals. In the changing climatic regime, he also highlighted to promote the intercropping and mixed cropping system to minimize the risk of crop loss. The animal rearing and organic farming may go hand-in-hand, he also added. Gen. Singh impressed upon the farmers’ gathering that protected cultivation technology may be the boon for the small holders for growing off-season vegetables and maximizing the income from agriculture.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Director General, UPCAR, Lucknow shared with the participants that two successive drought like situation in last couple of years have necessitated for Govt. of India to plan and implement such innovative and comprehensive scheme of crop insurance.

Dr. Raghuvir Singh, Direcor (Exten.), SVPUAT, Meerut highlighted the major achievements of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras under their jurisdiction.

Dr. Shantanu Kumar Dubey, Pr. Scientist (AE), ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur highlighted the progress of the KVKs in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regarding the new and innovative frontline extension programmes recently launched by ICAR like Soil health card, Pre-kharif and pre-rabi campaign, ARYA, Mera Gaon-Mera Gaurav, Farmer-FIRST etc.



Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana Awareness Programme at Ghazipur

13th April, 2016 Ghazipur

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ghazipur in collaboration with ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur organized an awareness programme “KISAN SAMMELAN AND KRISHI PRADARSHANI” on “Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojna” here today. Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways, highlighted ambitious schemes launched by Government of India for the welfare of farmers. He insisted to the farmers of Ghazipur district take benefit of this Bima Yojna. PMFBY has very low premium for insuring crops and post harvest losses will also be covered in this scheme, he added.

On this occasion, three progressive farmers were felicitated by the Chief Guest for their achievements in farming. Minister also visited Krishi Pradarshani stalls of line departments, crop insurance companies, banks, pesticides companies. More than fifty officials from line departments were present on this occasion.



Ms. Uma Bharti Inaugurated Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshni evam Goshthi at Lalitpur

29-30th March, 2016, Lalitpur

A two-day (29-30 March, 2016) Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshni evam Goshthi was organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Kanpur at Tuan Maidan, Lalitpur. Ms. Uma Bharati, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation inaugurated the Pradarshni and chaired the proceedings.

While delivering inaugural address, Minister called upon for the establishment of ‘Market Hood’ and ‘Food Processing Park’ in the district as food processing and value addition of the agricultural produce have tremendous potential for the economic empowerment of the farmers and rural youth. She also stated that for mitigating the crisis of water and irrigation in the region, ‘Israel Model of Water management’ needs consideration and promotion. Minister stressed for the need of reassessing and re-prioritizing the Bundelkhand Special Packages for making it more sharp, focused and meaningful. In this exercise, scientists KVKs of this region can play very significant role.

Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers of Bundelkhand districts and emphasized that this scheme will be a boon to farmers of this region as many of them suffer huge losses due to weather anomalies and natural calamities. She hoped that farmers will take benefit of this scheme and ensure their livelihood.

While appreciating KVKs as innovative institutions at the district level, she emphasized their important role in enhancing income of farmers by demonstrating and motivating improved agricultural technologies. She also stressed upon the inter-department and institutional convergence at the district level for arranging marketing facilities, input procurement and ensuring the related logistics.

She also inaugurated the administrative building of KVK, Lalitpur.

Minister also felicitated one farmer and farm women for their outstanding work in water conservation and efficient utilization.

Chief Guest also released the Smarika, Newsletter of ICAR ATARI, Kanpur and the extension bulletin on ‘Bundelkhand mein Chana ki Kheti’.

ICAR Institutes, KVKs, agribusiness houses, NABARD, State Department of Agriculture from the 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh participated in the event and displayed their technologies, information, products, schemes, etc for the benefit of large number of farmers (approx. 2200) from Lalitpur, Jhansi, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot and Jalon districts of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Scientist-Farmer interactions were also organized on the themes relevant to Bundelkhand including recent schemes launched for welfare of farmers.

Dr. AK Singh, DDG (AE), ICAR at the outset welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and Dr. SL Goswami, VC, CSAUT, Kanpur proposed the vote of thanks.



Union Home Minister inaugurated awareness programme on “Pradhan Mantri Phasal Bima Yojana”

2nd April 2016, Lucknow

Sri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Home Affairs inaugurated one-day awareness programme on “Pradhan Mantri Phasal Bima Yojana” at KVK, Lucknow today. The event was organised in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and with support from ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur.

In his inaugural address, the Minister remarked that 100 districts of the country have been targeted under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna and by the end of 2016 the irrigation plan of these districts will be finalised. Similarly for making the excess flood water available to the dry and drought prone areas, river linking scheme will be strengthened. He further stated the Government’s commitment for improvement of soil health conditions at farmers’ fields which has been reflected through the distribution of one crore soil health cards by March 2016 and this is to be enhanced to 9 crores by 2017. Highlighting the special features ofPhasal Bima Yojana, he added that farmers will have to pay a very low premium for insuring their crops which will be 2% for Kharif crops, 1.5% for Rabi crops and 5% for commercial and horticultural crops. Remaining amount of the premium will be borne by the Government.

The Minister also visited Exhibitions stalls of ICAR Institutes and other agencies and interacted with the scientists and development officials.

Shri Kaushal Kishore, Member of Parliament, Mohanlalganj Constituency and the Guest of Honour of the event emphasized on promotion of locally adaptable varieties of crops. He also appealed to the farmers to promote organic farming for better soil health and enhanced farm income.

Four progressive farmers including two women farmers were honoured with Deen Dayal Antyoday Kisan Samman by the Chief Guest for their extra-ordinary contribution in harvesting impressive dividends from their very small land holdings.

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow, highlighted the significant achievements of the Institute and its commitment for upliftment of sugarcane growers through various extension activities like Soil Health Card Distribution, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Scheme, Skill Entrepreneurship Development Programme etc.

Dr. U.S. Gautam, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur, briefed on the significant roles of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Uttar Pradesh in demonstrating and popularizing the location specific technologies and capacity building of farmers, farm-women and other stakeholders. He also shared other frontline extension and educational programmes of ICAR namely Farmer-FIRST, ARYA, Student READY, etc being lunched in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

A Kisan Sammelan and pre-kharif workshop was also organised on at this occasion in which more than 4000 farmers participated.

(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur)



Minister of State for Textile (Independent charge), Govt. of India inaugurated Awareness Programme for Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yojna

Bareilly

An awareness programme on Pradhanmantri Fasal BeemaYojna was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, IVRI, Izatnagar on 16th April, 2016 along with Kisan Sammelan and Agricultural Exhibition.

The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Santosh Gangwar Ji, Minister of State for Textile (Independent charge), Govt of India as Chief Guest and Hon’ble Shri Dharmendra Kashyap Ji, Member of Parliament as Guest of Honor.

Shri Santosh Gangwar appreciated IVRI for organizing this important event and emphasized for organizing more number of awareness campaign at village level so that more number of farmers can derive benefit out of it. He also called upon the farmers to be in touch with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra for their technical empowerment. He advised the farmers to take the benefit of the various development schemes for agricultural sector, which have recently been launched by the Government of India for the upliftment and improve the income of the farmers at least by two folds.

The Guest of honor, Shri Dharmendra Kashyap, Member of Parliament, spoke about important issues related to the farmers welfare. He explained the various facets of the newly launched Pradhanmantri Fasal BeemaYojona and informed the farmers that this new scheme is not only more easy to understand but more beneficial to the farmers.

Dr. Rajkumar Singh, Director IVRI and Chairperson of the programme spoke about the various livestock technologies and the outreach programmes of the institute, the medium for transfer of the technologies. The programme began with the welcome address by Joint Director, Extension Education, Dr. A.K. Garg, who also presented a brief outline of the Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yojna. Dr. Atar Singh, Principal Scientist of ATARI, Zone-IV, Kanpur informed the farmers about various schemes viz., soil health card, e- marketing etc. launched recently by the Govt. of India for the welfare of the farmers.

At this occasion, 25 innovative farmers including farm women were honored by presenting them a certificate, a sapling of lemon, Anga Vastra and Pashu Chocolate by Hon’ble Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.

A total of 1050 farmers and farm women from different villages of Bareilly district participated in this programme. They were given the farm literature and shown the film on Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yojna.



Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shri General V. K. Singh Ji Inaugurated Prime MinisterFasalBimaYojana Awareness Programme in Gaziabad

11 April, 2016

KVK, Gaziabad under the SVPUA&T, Meerut organized a one day awareness programme on “PradhanMantriPhasalBimaYojana,” on April 11, 2016 with support from ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur. The programme was organized in the Sansad adopted village of Dhaulana in the district Ghaziabad.

The local Member of Parliament and Minster of State for Foreign Affairs, Govt. of India, Gen. (Retired) V. K. Singh ji graced the occassion. Gen. VK Singh Ji highlighted the major features of the scheme and informed the farmers to derive maximum benefits out of it. He informed the gathering of farmers that whereas the previous insurance schemes were loaded with high premium thus giving the more benefit to the insurance agencies, the present format of insurance scheme requires lesser amount of premium from the farmers and covers most of the potential risk to their crops and animals. In the changing climatic regime, he also highlighted to promote the intercropping and mixed cropping system to minimize the risk of crop loss. The animal rearing and organic farming may go hand-in-hand, he also added. Sh. Singh impressed upon the farmers’ gathering that protected cultivation technology may be the boon for the small holders for growing off-season vegetables and maximizing the income from agriculture.

Dr.Rajendra Prasad, Director General, UPCAR, Lucknow shared with the participants that two successive drought like situation in last couple of years have necessitated for Govt. of India to plan and implement such innovative and comprehensive scheme of crop insurance.

Dr.Raghuvir Singh, Direcor (Exten.), SVPUAT, Meerut highlighted the major achievements of the KrishiVigyanKendras under their jurisdiction.

Dr.Shantanu Kumar Dubey, Pr. Scientist (AE), ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur highlighted the progress of the KVKs in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regarding the new and innovative frontline extension programmes recently launched by ICAR like Soil health card, Pre-kharif and pre-rabi campaign, ARYA, MeraGaon-MeraGaurav, Farmer-FIRST etc.

In the beginning, the dignitaries were welcome by the Dr. Hans Raj, Sr. Scientist and Head, KVK, Ghaziabad.

(Source: ICAR, ATARI, Kanpur)



Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh Ji Inaugurated Prime Minister Phasal Bima Yojana Awareness Programme at KVK, Lucknow

02 April, 2016

KVK, Lucknow in collaboration with ICAR-IISR, Lucknow and with support from ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur organized a one day awareness programme on “Pradhan Mantri Phasal Bima Yojana,” on April 2, 2016. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojna Awareness programme was inaugurated by Sri Rajnath Singh Ji, Hon’ble Home Minister, Govt. of India. In his inaugural address, Hon’ble Home Minister highlighted the various ambitious schemes of Govt. of India for the interest of farmers of the country. While addressing the large gathering of the farmers, Scientists and officers from Lucknow, Sitapur, Unnao, Auriya, Hardoi, Raebareli, Hon’ble Minister remarked that 100 districts of the country have been targeted under Pradhan Mantri Agriculture Irrigation scheme and by the end of 2016, the irrigation plan of these districts will be finalised. Similarly for making the excess flood water available to the dry and drought prone areas, river linking scheme will be strengthened. He further stated the Government’s commitment for improvement of soil health conditions at farmers’ fields which has been reflected through the distribution of one crore soil health cards by March 2016 and this is to be enhanced to 9 crores by 2017. For promoting the traditional and organic farming, more than 8000 organic clusters are working in the country. Highlighting the special features of Phasal Bima Yojana, he told that farmers will have to pay a very low premium for insuring their crops which will be 2% for Kharif crops, 1.5% for Rabi crops and 5% for commercial and horticultural crops which can be easily paid by even small and marginal farmers. Remaining amount of the premium will be borne by the Government.

On this Occasion, four progressive farmers including two women farmers were honoured with Deen Dayal Antyoday Kisan Samman by the Chief Guest for their extra-ordinary contribution in harvesting impressive dividends from their very small land holdings. Awarded farmers/farm women were Sh. Ramesh Verma of Block Gosaiganj; Sh. Ramchandr Yadav and Mrs. Kamla Devi of Block Sarojini Nagar and Mrs. Bitana Devi of Block Mohanlalganj of District Lucknow.

Hon’ble Minister also visited Exhibitions stalls of ICAR Institutes and other agencies and interacted with the scientists and development officials. The Guest of Honour of the function, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mohanlalganj Constituency, Sh. Kaushal Kishore Ji emphasized for promotion of locally adaptable varieties of crops instead of hybrids. He also appealed to the farmers to promote organic farming for better soil health and enhanced farm income.

Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow, Dr. A.D. Pathak welcomed the Chief Guest and in his welcome address highlighted the significant achievements of the Institute and its commitment for upliftment of sugarcane growers through various extension activities like Soil Health Card Distribution, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Scheme, Skill Entrepreneurship Development Programme etc. Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur, Dr. U.S. Gautam briefed the Chief Guest and the participating farmers about the significant roles of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Uttar Pradesh in demonstrating and popularizing the location specific technologies and capacity building of farmers, farm-women and other stakeholders. He also highlighted that KVKs of Uttar Pradesh are well prepared for organizing such awareness programme in other parts of the state in days to come. He also shared other frontline extension and educational programmes of ICAR namely Farmer-FIRST, ARYA, Student READY, etc being lunched in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

A Kisan Sammelan and pre-kharif workshop was also organised at this occasion in which more than 4000 farmers participated. Dr. S.N. Singh, Incharge, KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow proposed the vote of thanks to the distinguished guests, invitees, guests and farmers.



Pradhaan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana Inaugurated in Unnao District (UP)

Unnao

Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Unnao Sh. Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi Ji Maharaj inaugurated the Pradhaan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at the premises of KVK, Unnao (UP) on 16.04.2016.

Sh. Sakshiji Maharaj informed the farmers that this scheme has provided the Indian farmers a strong cover against natural vagaries. Government has taken very meaningful decisions in the interest of farmers by planning the provisions of water to every farm, ensuring poer supply in the village, soil test, etc. Farming need to assume the role of business compared to traditional role of sustenance of farm family.

On this occasion, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur, Dr. US Gautam; District Development Officer, Land Improvement Officer and others were present.

Total of 1000 farmers participated in the programme and 28 institutions also participated and displayed the information and schemes in the interest of farmers.



Report of Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshani evam Gosthi at Lalitpur

29-30 March, 2016

A two days Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshani evam Gosthi was organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Kanpur at Tuan Maidan, Lalitpur from 29-30 march, 2016. The Pradarshani was inaugurated and Chaired by Ms Uma Bharati Ji, Hon’ble Union Minster of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The programme was also attended by the dignitaries like Deputy Director General (AE), ICAR, Dr. AK Singh; Vice-chancellor, CSAUT, Kanpur, Dr. SL Goswami; Director, ICAR-CAFRI, Dr. OP Chaturvedi; Project Director, DKMA, ICAR, Dr. Rameshwar Singh; CPRO of ICAR, Sh. Anil Sharma; OSD to the Hon’ble Minister Ms. Nandita Pathak and others.

Total of eight ICAR Institutes, 10 KVKs and six agribusiness houses, NABARD, State Department of Agriculture from the states of 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh participated in this Pradarshani and displayed their technologies, information, products, schemes, etc for the benefit of large number of farmers (approx. 2200) from Lalitpur, Jhansi, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot and Jalon districts of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

She inaugurated the administrative building of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lalitpur on this occasion and appreciated the efforts of KVKs for the benefit of farmers of Lalitpur district. Before addressing the gathering of farmers, Hon’ble Ms. Uma Bharati Ji launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers of Bundelkhand districts. In her address, Hon’ble Minister made following points for information to the participating farmers :

  1. She shared with the farmers that it was the farmers of Lalitpur district whose plight made it possible to convince the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for giving thoughts on comprehensive Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers. She also appreciated the concern of Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Sh. Radha Mohan Singh Ji who being the farmer himself could understand the pains of sufferings of farmers in case of loss of crops due to weather calamities. She also gave the credit to the farmers of Jhansi and Lalitpur district for implementation of this Nation-wide ambitious scheme.
  2. She made it very clear that the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Lalitpur will be given all support for conducting the district specific and farmers’ oriented researches. And, therefore, all such proposals which may have larger implications for the farmers of the district may be developed and submitted to the Ministry.
  3. She also expressed her concern that KVKs are the Innovative institution at the district level. Therefore, its benefits are to be up-scaled for the large number of farmers of the district.
  4. She emphasized that we have the improved agricultural technologies and farmers who are using these technologies are getting the enhanced production. However, existing marketing systems and its network are not efficient enough to arrange remunerative price to such farmers and this in turn discourages the farmers in adoption of improved technologies. Therefore, she stressed upon the inter-department and institutional convergence at the district level for arranging marketing facilities, input procurement and ensuring the related logistics.
  5. While addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Minister called upon for the establishment of ‘Market Hood’ and ‘Food Processing Park’ in the district. She further expressed her concern that food processing and value addition to the agricultural produce have tremendous potential for the economic empowerment of the farmers and rural youth of the region which in turn shall check the seasonal migration and outmigration of the rural people to city in search of job. Such initiatives should be through the cooperative venture of rural youth of the district as well as partnering with large private sector food processing industries.
  6. Hon’ble Minster also stated that for mitigating the crises of water and irrigation in the region, ‘Israel Model of Water management’ needs consideration and promotion. She also expressed that the standard for measuring the development of Bundelkhand region are not that urban people having costly cars, houses and other amenities rather the rural youths shall be starting going to big cities for higher and professional education not for seeking petty jobs.
  7. Hon’ble Minister also felicitated one farmer and farm women on this occasion for their outstanding work in water conservation and utilizing every drop efficiently for crop cultivation. She emphasized for providing the ‘Sansad Fund’ to KVK for application of such technological module in the other parts of the district.
  8. Ms. Uma Bharati Ji stressed for the need of reassessing and re-prioritizing the Bundelkhand Special Packages for making it more sharp, focused and meaningful. In this exercise, scientists KVKs of this region can play very significant role.

On this occasion, Hon’ble chief Guest also released the Smarika, Newsletter of ICAR ATARI, Kanpur and the extension bulletin on ‘Bundelkhand mein Chana ki Kheti’ .

Dr. A K Singh, DDG (AE), ICAR at the outset welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and Dr. SL Goswami, VC, CSAUT, Kanpur proposed the vote of thanks.