Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign for Fasal Bima Yojana during the Crop Insurance Week. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tomar said that Fasal Bima Yojana aims to provide security cover to each farmer. He also announced that the scheme achieved milestone figure of 95 thousand crore of claims paid to farmers. The Minister said that state governments and insurance companies have an important role in the implementation of this Scheme. He said, in the last four years, premium amounting to 17 thousand crore rupees was deposited by the farmers, against which more than 95 thousand crore rupees have been provided to them as claims. He stressed on the need to expand the scheme in the country, so that its coverage can be increased and more farmers get benefits.
The Agriculture Minister also flagged off IEC vans which will continue to engage the farmers on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana throughout the crop insurance week. Through videos and photo stories on social media, the campaign also aims to bring out stories of beneficiary farmers who have not only benefited from the scheme but helped the entire farming community through their thought-leadership.