The crop insurance scheme started by his government has profited crores of farmers by mitigating farming risks against the notions of nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as it completed five years since its launch.
In tweets, Modi also asked people to get information on how the ‘PM Fasal Bima Yojana’ has supported farmers from his NaMo app.
“An important action to ensure hardworking farmers from the notions of nature, PM Fasal Bima Yojana completes 5 years today. The Yojana has enhanced coverage, mitigated risk & profited crores of farmers. I congratulate all recipients of the scheme,” he said.
“How has PM Fasal Bima Yojana assured greater benefit to farmers? How has transparency been furthered in the settlement of claims?
These, and other characters relating to PM-FBY have been answered via innovative content on the NaMo App’s Your Voice Section,” he added.
A full-coverage, protecting farmers from scattering to post-harvest by merging extensive uses of technology to evaluate crop losses was started from Kharif season in 2016.
Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged farmers to protect their crops.
“Many congratulations and best wishes to all of you on fulfillment of 5 years of Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. I want to urge all the farming brothers that if you have not yet insured your crop, then get your crop insured today,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the three hostile farm laws said they will burn copies of the Centre’s new agriculture laws at all exhibit sites on the festival of Lohri today, as a mark of protest against the law.