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Agriculture Insurance: Jharkhand Registering a Quantum Jump for Crop Insurance

Ranchi: For covering more than 8.5 lakh farmers under the Pradhamantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh praised chief minister Raghubar Das.

To conduct a review meeting of the state's agriculture, fisheries and dairy departments, complimented Das for registering a 'quantum jump' under the crop insurance scheme launched last year, Singh was in Ranchi's Birsa Agricultural University (BAU).

Singh informed that, the number of farmers brought under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana this year are over 8.5 lakh and last year was 5.47 lakhs, so this is a quantum jump.

He added,"The Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand has ignored the burden on the state exchequer to cover crop losses due to natural disasters. This was a much sought relief for farmers."

The review meeting, which was attended by scientists, extension officers, researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) along with state agriculture minister Randhir Kumar Singh.

The minister observed that on all fronts in the agriculture sector Jharkhand has made a 'rapid progress'.

Source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/