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Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will chair the special programme on Fasal Bima Pathshala

26 April 2022, New Delhi: Government of India will conduct ‘Fasal Bima Pathshala’ under ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Campaign’ during the period from 25th April to 1st May 2022 as a Jan Bhagidari movement under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar will chair the National level special programme on ‘Fasal Bima Pathshala’ on 27th April 2022. He will connect with farmers in all the Implementing States across the country through specially organized ‘Fasal Bima Pathshala’ coordinated by CSC from 1 lakh locations across the country.

Under sprint campaign from 25th April-1st May 2022, all Implementing Insurance Companies to organize ‘PMFBY- Fasal Bima Pathshala’ at Block/GP/village on all 7 days of campaign period with participation of at least 100 farmers.

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The Campaign aims to make the farmers aware about key scheme aspects of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) like basic scheme provisions, importance of insuring the crops and how to avail scheme benefits etc. in the ongoing Kharif Season 2022 along with facilitating farmers in getting benefit of the PMFBY scheme.

Under this campaign, the broader focus will be on importance of PMFBY/RWBCIS (Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme) and how farmers can enrol under the scheme and avail the benefit of the scheme. The detailed information on crop loss intimations during localized calamities and post-harvest losses, tracking of farmers’ application, whom farmers can approach for grievance redressal etc. may be shared and explained in details to farmers for maximum benefit of the scheme.

On this occasion, contact details of district and block level functionaries and offices of implementing Insurance Companies, Toll-Free number, email, or any other mechanism developed by ICs like chatbot, separate App etc will be explained in elaborative manner.

The state-specific programme will continue after national programme, where State Agriculture Minister will interact with farmers from their respective states. One-hour Fasal Bima Pathshala will be conducted at State level in co-ordination with CSC and implementing Insurance Companies. Along with Farmers, Panchayat Raj Representatives (PRIs), members and State Government field functionaries working at GP level (from different departments including Agriculture, Revenue, Panchayat Raj etc) will also be invited for the state specific programme. Local imminent personalities, progressive farmers, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), Village level Organizations (VOs) etc will also be invited as special invitees/guests. Dissemination kit to be distributed to participating farmers will be included basic scheme feature and FAQs.