‘Open to improving Fasal Bima Yojana’

Agriculture Minister tells Lok Sabha
Promising to create a new breed of “smart farmers by introducing smart farming”, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that the government was open to improving its welfare schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for crop insurance. With several members raising concerns about the working of the scheme on the ground, Mr. Tomar invited suggestions from members on how to make it better. The Minister made these remarks during the passage of the Demand for Grants under the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, and the Rural Development Ministry. Mr. Tomar said the government is aiming to provide easy access to farm credit and plans to ensure that every farmer gets to own a Kisan Credit Card towards this end. The Minister also informed the House that over 10 crore Soil Health Cards have already been given and another 9.82 crore cards are being processed. And over 10,000 soil testing labs have been set up.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/open-to-improving-fasal-bima-yojana/article28533476.ece

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