18th May, 2016, Dehradun
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dehradun, Uttarakhand organized awareness programme on Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana here today.
Smt. Mala Rajlakshmi Shah, Member of Parliament, Tehri, Uttarakhand while inaugurating the programme urged the farmers to expose themselves to various crops which are included under PMFB. She requested farmers to take advantage of the scheme for enhancing their income and profitability. She asked KVK, Dehradun to sensitize the farmers about PMFBY.
Dr. P.K. Misra, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun highlighted the benefits of PMFBY and encouraged the farmers to come forward to protect their crops from adverse weather conditions by implementation of PMFBY.
Representatives from banks and insurance companies detailed on the salient features of PMFBY alongwith description of Do’s and Don’ts for the farmers.
About 900 farmers from various parts of of Dehradun participated in the programme.
Senior officials of local ICAR Institutes, KVKs and State Governments were present in this programme.
(Source: KVK, Dehradun)