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State body to parties: Back Shiv Sena’s protest today

Mr Tiwari said that the protest will help in finding solutions to the problems pertaining to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

17 Jul 2019 6:09 AM

Govt plans to tweak PMFBY; to make crop insurance voluntary to all farmers

Among key changes, the ministry has suggested making the scheme voluntary to all farmers including loanee farmers.

15 Jul 2019 5:50 PM

Govt mulls zero interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift

The government has set a target to provide Rs 11 lakh crore credit to farmers in the current fiscal.

28 Dec 2018 3:08 PM

PMFBY a boon for general insurers

Despite fall in the number of farmers insured, profits of insurance firms have not dwindled.

28 Nov 2018 10:41 AM

PMFBY: Govt testing modern tech for assessment of crop damage

Currently, the crop cutting experiment (CCE) —the traditional random survey method is used to estimate crop yields of a location.

05 Sep 2018 9:13 AM


Insurers ditched Kerala farmers in FY18; floods add to their woes

Companies hold two-day meet to discuss claim settlement process.

22 Aug 2018 10:14 AM

Only 29 per cent farmers aware of details of PMFBY

The PMFBY, launched in 2016, is the most important tool today to insure agriculture against climate and other risks.

21 Aug 2018 8:39 AM

Insurers settle farmers' Rs 11,899 crore claims under PMFBY

In the 2016-17 crop year, total claims to the tune of Rs 15,352 crore were paid to the farmers.

03 Aug 2018 5:02 PM

Govt engages UNDP to fast-track crop insurance scheme

The unit will have 15 professionals whom the UNDP is in the process of hiring on its payroll.

10 Jul 2018 4:46 PM

States allowed to set up crop insurance firms to execute PMFBY

During the 2017-18 crop year (July-June), 4.79 crore farmers have been covered under PMFBY.

02 Apr 2018 2:26 PM


Budget 2018 aims to transform farm sector in a big way: Agri Secretary

The farm credit target has been raised to Rs 11 lakh crore for 2018-19 from Rs 10 lakh crore this year.

02 Feb 2018 2:22 PM

Crop insurance scheme likely to get Rs 13,000 crore in FY19 budget

For current fiscal government had initially given a budget of Rs 9,000.75 crore for PMFBY.

10 Jan 2018 12:39 PM

Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme

Over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

21 Aug 2017 4:01 PM

Govt to use CSCs, post offices to sell crop insurance policy

Non-loanee farmers who have taken the crop insurance policy at present are only 22 per cent.

25 May 2017 4:59 PM

Govt aims 40 per cent sown area under insurance cover in 2017-18

In 2016-17 crop year, about 26.28 per cent or 51.1 million hectare of gross area under crops was insured.

23 Apr 2017 4:40 PM