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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
03-August-2018 17:11 IST
Decline in number of beneficiaries under PMFBY

 Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), which is an actuarial/bidded premium based scheme, over and above farmers premium, subsidy is provided both by Central and State Government on 50: 50 basis.  Funds allocated by Central Government under PMFBY since its inception are given below:-

 

Year

Funds Allocated (In Rs. crore)*

2016-17

11054.63

2017-18

9419.79

2018-19

13014.15

 

 

* Includes allocation of funds for meeting the committed liabilities of the

   Government under erstwhile schemes.

 

State-wise details of farmer applicants covered during 2016-17 and 2017-18 are given in Annexure.

 There is decline in coverage of farmer applicants in 2017-18 from 2016-17.  This is mainly due to factors like the announcement of Debt Waiver Scheme in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, farmer’s perception of mitigated risk in 2017-18, which was a good monsoon year, deduplication due to Aadhaar being made mandatory for coverage etc..  

The scheme is optional for States.  Notwithstanding that Government has been urging the States to bring more areas and crops under the scheme so that maximum farmers may be covered under the scheme.  Besides that Government seeks active involvement of all stakeholders especially States and implementing insurance companies for conduct of publicity campaign/awareness programmes including organization of camps in the rural areas to build farmer awareness about crop insurance schemes.  Other measures include release of advertisements on regular basis in leading National/local News Papers, telecast through audio-visual media, distribution of pamphlets in local languages, participation in agriculture fairs / mela / goshti, dissemination of SMS through Kisan Portal/National Crop Insurance Portal and conduct of workshops/ trainings of officials of State Governments and financial institutions and farmers    Moreover, insurance companies have been asked to utilize 0.5% of gross premium collected by them for publicity and awareness generation.  For non-loanee farmers since crop insurance is optional, the Common Service Centers (CSCs) and online enrolment have been activated to provide services besides traditional modes like banks and insurance intermediaries. 

 

 

     

Annexure

Coverage of Farmers Applicants during 2016-17 and 2017-18

Sl. No.

States

Farmers Applicants  covered

(in numbers)

2016-17

2017-18

1

A & N Islands

324

364

2

Andhra Pradesh

1,771,957

1,799,021

3

Assam

60,265

56,791

4

Bihar

2,714,270

2,234,483

5

Chhattisgarh

1,549,139

1,471,587

6

Goa

757

538

7

Gujarat

1,975,139

1,754,470

8

Haryana

1,336,028

1,335,764

9

Himachal Pradesh

379,925

378,105

10

Jammu & Kashmir

NA

150,302

11

Jharkhand

877,754

1,197,438

12

Karnataka

2,737,667

1,601,511

13

Kerala

77,405

46,136

14

Madhya Pradesh

7,181,316

6,890,930

15

Maharashtra

12,001,215

10,053,750

16

Manipur

8,366

9,109

17

Meghalaya

89

2,945

18

Odisha

1,820,236

1,899,034

19

Puducherry

8,537

Not Available

20

Rajasthan

9,150,224

6,012,084

21

Sikkim

574

1,391

22

Tamil Nadu

1,450,427

1,284,714

23

Telangana

973,343

1,077,641

24

Tripura

12,760

11,674

25

Uttar Pradesh

6,767,276

5,290,261

26

Uttarakhand

261,571

184,427

27

West Bengal

4,133,279

4,004,596

 

Grand Total

57,249,843

48,749,066

         

 

 

 

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala

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