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Government Implement Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Government  Implement  Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA 

(a) to (c)  A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
PRADHAN+MANTRI+FASAL+BIMA+YOJANA
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 126 DUE FOR REPLY ON 12TH FEBRUARY, 2019.

(a) & (b)  With a view to provide a simple and affordable crop insurance scheme to ensure comprehensive risk cover for crops against all non-preventable natural risks from pre-sowing to post-harvest, and to provide adequate claim amount and timely settlement of claims, a yield based scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), and weather index based scheme, namely, Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS), have been launched from Kharif 2016 by the Government.

These schemes are optional for the States and they have to select insurance company, notify the crops & areas and provide past yield data to fix threshold yield and actual yield of current season to settle the claims under the schemes. Himachal Pradesh is implementing both the schemes and Jharkhand is implementing PMFBY only since inception of these schemes. Details of coverage during 2016-17 and 2017 in these States is given in the following table:

Year State Enrolment of Farmers Area Insured Sum Insured Gross Premium
Farmers share in Gross Premium
Total Claims Farmers Benefitted
(No.) (in ha.) (Rs. in Crore) (Rs. in Crore) (Rs. in Crore) (Rs. in Crore) (No.)
2016-17 Himachal Pradesh* 379925 129431 899
72
31
45
112301
Jharkhand 879339 374171 2002 272
40
31
59977
2017-18 Himachal Pradesh* 382728 1272744 772
78
31
51
118406
Jharkhand 1198337 301444 1517 217
29
42
116460
* PMFBY & RWBCIS 

(c)   All food and oilseed crops and commercial/horticultural crops can be notified under the scheme subject to availability of past yield data based on requisite number of Crop Cutting Experiments and capacity of the States to conduct the requisite number of CCEs for each crop and insurance unit area. Details of crops notified by Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand under the schemes are given below:

State Season Crops Notified by States
PMFBY
RWBCIS
Himachal Pradesh Kharif ‘18 Paddy and Maize Potato, Ginger, tomato and Pea
Rabi’18-19 Barley (Jau) and Wheat Citrus, Mango, Apple, Plum, Potato, Garlic, Peach and Tomato
Jharkhand Kharif’18 Maize and Paddy -
Rabi’18-19 Bengal Gram (Chana), Mustard, Potato and Wheat -

The above statement was submitted by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION & FARMERS WELFARE 

LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 126 
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 12TH FEBRUARY, 2019 

PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA 

126. SHRI RAVINDRA KUMAR PANDEY
 SHRI NISHIKANT DUBEY 

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषी एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री be pleased to state: 
  • (a) the details of success achieved by the Government in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in Himachal Pradesh; 
  • (b) the number of farmers insured under the scheme in Jharkhand; and 
  • (c) the types of crops for which insurance has been sought thereunder and the amount of insurance money disbursed till date in this regard? 
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषी एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री  
(SHRI RADHA MOHAN SINGH) 

As above

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