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PM Fasal Bima Yojana Latest News: Central Government Gives Big Relief to Farmers of This State

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Narendra Modi government at the center has announced a big relief for the farmers recently. The central government has announced the extension of the date of depositing the premium money of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana or PMFBY. However, this decision of the government is only for the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. In fact, Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister, Kamal Patel had demanded an extension of the date of payment of premium under PMFBY.

PMFBY: Center Extends the Last Date to 7 September

Taking a decision on this, the central government extended the date for farmers till September 7 and approved it. "The Center has extended the date of premium payment under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana to 7 September in Raisen, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Dewas and Harda districts", Patel told news agency PTI.

Earlier, Patel had requested to extend the last date of payment of crop insurance premium from 31 August to 7 September under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the affected areas in view of the recent heavy rains in 15 districts of the state.

15 Districts Affected due to Heavy Rain & Flood

Viewing a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Minister of the State Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Chairman of Agricultural Insurance Company India Limited, Co-Managing Director (CMD) MK Poddar, Patel said on Wednesday that 15 districts were affected due to heavy rains and floods. Because of this, farmers could not pay crop insurance premium on time.

In view of this, he demanded to increase the last date of premium payment from 31st August to 7th September. The Agriculture Minister had requested to extend the date and told that farmers of Anuppur, Dindori, Mandla, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Harda, Hoshangabad, Dewas, Raisen, Sehore, Khandwa, Khargone, Dhar, Barwani and Alirajpur districts received more rainfall which leads to flood situation.

He told that these districts received heavy rains since August 28 and due to this, farmers were unable to deposit crop insurance premium on time. Recognising his demand, the central government has extended the date to 7th September.

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