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PMFBY is Modi’s gift to farmers: BJP

Claiming that Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is indeed a great gift to the farmers across the country by Prime Minister Narenda Modi, State BJP has termed it as the reflection of PM’s concern and commitment towards crores of farmers whose survival is totally dependent on the crops.

BJP State General Secretary, Harinder Gupta, while making an appeal to the farmers in the state in particular, to adopt and avail the benefits of thisscheme, said that for the first time in the history the country has got a Prime Minister, who has displayed pain and concern for all the sections of the society and taken one decision after the other with a sole motive of bringing prosperity in the lives of the people.

“Be it unemployed youth, senior citizen, ex-serviceman, women, people living along borders or disabled people, Prime Minister has taken very keen interest in launching welfare schemes for each of them with an objective of their social and economic upliftment”, Harinder Gupta said and added that Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is one such step in this regard.

Speaking about the scheme, Harinder said that it has very less premium rates to be paid by the farmers so as to enable maximum farming community to avail the insurance cover against crop loss on account of natural calamities. He said that under this farmer-friendly schemes, a farmer has to pay a fixed premium of two per cent for kharif crops while for rabi crops is just 1.5 per cent. Similarly premium for commercial and horticultural crops, has been fixed at 5 per cent. The remaining share of the premium, is to be borne by the Centre and the respective State governments.

Harinder Gupta said that the scheme has now also been adopted by Jammu and Kashmir government, the farmers should come forward to get themselves familiar with the details and get their crops insured on time.