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Crop Insurance week 2021 – 1 – 7 July 2021

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National Crop Insurance weekNarendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) flags off the observance of the Crop Insurance week 2021 from 1st – 7th July 2021 over a virtual platform.

He also launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign during the event of Crop Insurance Week.

Key People:

Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State MoA&FW, Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare along with the senior officers of the ministry, insurance company officials and other stakeholders participated in the virtual event.

Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign:

i.Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of MoA&FW also launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) during the Crop Insurance Week.

  • The campaign is a part of the India@75 campaign ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, celebrating the 75 years of India’s Independence.

ii.He also flagged off the IEC vans to engage the farmers on the PMFBY throughout the crop insurance week.

iii.He launched the PMFBY e-brochure, FAQ booklet and a guidebook to assist farmers and on-ground coordinators to understand the scheme, its benefits and the process of crop insurance.

About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY):

i.The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is an insurance service for farmers for their yields launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 February 2016.

ii.Under the scheme around Rs 95000 crore of claims were paid to the farmers.

Click here for PMFBY – Crop Insurance Scheme completes 5 years of operation.

Kerala’s Crop Insurance Day 2021 – July 1:

i.July 1st is observed as the Crop Insurance Day 2021 by the State Agriculture Department, Kerala.

ii.The State Agriculture Department is organising a 2-week crop insurance campaign (July 1 to July 15 2021) with an aim to encourage the farmers to enrol for crop insurance coverage.

iii.The 2-week campaign will be held at the Panchayat level.

iv.The farmers can apply for coverage and obtain their policies on instead of visiting the Krishi Bhavans.

About Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW):

Union Minister– Narendra Singh Tomar (Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State– Parshottam Rupala (Rajya Sabha- Gujarat), Kailash Choudhary (Lok Sabha- Barmer, Rajasthan)