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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation under PMFBY, 18/12/2018. State-wise Details of enrolments, estimated claims and claims paid under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) during 2016-17 and 2017-18 are given in Annexure-I. Inspite of overall good monsoon during first two years of implementation of PMFBY, the claim ratio during 2016-17 is about 73% and during Kharif 2017, it is about 86%. Moreover, high claims are paid by insurance companies in the areas/States hit by the natural calamity/adverse weather conditions.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Benefits from PMFBY, 11/12/2018. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) are available for all the farmers including sharecropper tenant farmers growing the notified crops in the notified areas. Season-wise details of farmers enrolled, premium received, claims processed, claims approved, claims paid and pending are given in Annexure.

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has asked the state government to file an affidavit in response to a PIL filed by the RSS-affiliated farmers' union Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, which has opposed the compul

The Pocket Book of Agricultural Statistics begun in 2013 as a quick reference guide for all the essential data relating to agricultural sector. This year's pocket book takes forward the continuous endeavor towards improving ready access to key data on agriculture and allied sector. The pocket book includes updated information on key indicators of agriculture and allied sector. In addition, this has been enriched with the status on various new initiatives of the Government, viz., Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), micro irrigation, etc.

MUMBAI: Three days after TOI revealed that insurance companies had paid only 7% of the 2,269 crore due to the state’s farmers under the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance scheme by May 10, chief minis

Against claims of Rs 14,453 crore made by farmers for crop losses in kharif 2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), insurance firms have paid a mere Rs 733 crore so far, a payout r

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Pradhan Matri Fasal Bima Yojana, 20/03/2018. State-wise details of number of farm holdings in the country, total number of farmer applicants insured, amount of insurance claims approved and settled for crops destroyed due to various natural calamities including flood under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are given in Annexure.

This brief describes the implementation of index-based flood insurance (IBFI) in countries with large smallhold farming communities to insure farmers against flood losses. The brief outlines the objectives of the IBFI scheme in Bihar, India and identifies key challenges and recommendations.

Farmers in India are exposed to large agriculture risks due to vagaries of nature. One of the most effective mechanisms to mitigate agricultural risks is to have a robust insurance system.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Covering of Crops under Crop Insurance Schemes, 29/12/2017. The Government is presently implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) in the country. The PMFBY and RWBCIS envisage coverage of all food and oilseeds crop and commercial/horticultural crops. It is, however, the prerogative of the State Government/ Union Territory to select the crops which they want to be covered under the schemes.

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