4th April 2016, Sriganganagar & 5th April 2016, Hanumangarh-I
Shri Nihalchand Meghwal, Union Minister of Panchyati Raj, Govt of India inaugurated Farmer Fair on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh-I (Sangaria) respectively on 4th & 5th April, 2016. He briefed about PMFBY to the farmers and also explained benefit of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Soil Heath Card, Organic Farming & Earth Day etc. He requested farmers to take advantage of the schemes for enhancing their income and profitability. He also appreciated role of KVK in making this programme a success.
Deputy Director, Agricultural Insurance Company Ltd. Sriganganagar & Hanumangarh briefed about the salient features of PMFBY.
More than 3720 farmers including 380 farm women took part in these two programmes.
Exhibition on various technologies were installed and Farmer friendly literatures on PMFBY and other technological packages were distributed amongst participating farmers.
Divisional/District level Govt. officers, Agriculture Research Station and KVK officials, Private and NGOs representatives were present in this programme.
(Source: Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur)