21 June 2021, Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government is in the process of making necessary amendments in the scheme to ensure the participation of small, marginal and forest dwellers in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The government will bear 100% of the premium of these farmers. Also, in order to provide immediate relief to the farmer in case of loss, the proposal to link the provision of disaster relief RBC 6 (4) with crop insurance claim is also under consideration. Officials are busy finalizing the plan of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to reach the benefits of crop insurance to every farmer.
Agriculture Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Kamal Patel says that it is the endeavor of the government that all the small and big farmers of the state should get the benefit of every scheme. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is an important scheme for farmers. On the instructions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in the year 2019-20, such farmers, who could not get the benefit of the scheme were included in the scheme later, which included forest dwellers.
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In the Madhya Pradesh model of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for Kharif 2021, a provision is also being made to make a minimum claim amount, which can be Rs 2000 or more. There are about 1 crore 40 thousand farmers in Madhya Pradesh, out of which about 86% farmers are small, marginal and forest dwellers. Many of these farmers are not able to take advantage of the crop insurance scheme due to being a defaulter or not being a KCC holder. It is the effort of the Madhya Pradesh government that all such farmers can come under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, so that they do not have to suffer much financial loss in the event of crop loss due to calamity.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Patel informed that as per the intention of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, crop insurance scheme would be implemented in the state soon.