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Crop Insurance: Govt Taps KVKs To Generate Awareness

New Delhi: The Centre is trying to generate awareness among farmers about the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) at 583 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).

So far, such types of programs have been organized at 90 locations such as Lucknow with contribution of MPs and central ministers, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, said an official statement.

Through these programs, the information about PMFBY are being provided to all the farmers, there will be a question and answer section for clearing all doubts regarding the same. Apart from it, farmers are also informed about other agricultural policies. In the farmer-scientist interface, the information and advisory on a variety of crops, horticulture, livestock and poultry-related questions are also being addressed by scientists, it added.KVKs impart vocational training to practicing farmers and other individuals involved in field-level activity.

In PMFBY, there will not be a limit on the premium and reduction of the sum insured. Moreover, 25 percent of the likely claim will be settled directly on farmers’ accounts and there will be one insurance company for the whole state as well as farm level appraisal of loss for localized risks and post-harvest losses.

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