Narendra Singh Tomar to Launch ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ Scheme

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  • Narendra Singh Tomar to visit Budhi Barlai Village of Saver district.
  • Will launch the 'Meri Policy Mere Hath' Scheme.
  • The scheme was announced by PM Modi on February 18, 2016.

Indore: Six years into the  ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’  Scheme, the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar would visit Budhi Barlai Village of Saver district, Indore on Saturday to launch the scheme.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel, Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silavat and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur and Minister of State for Food Processing Bharat Singh Kushwaha would also attend the program.

Earlier a press release by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare read- The PMFBY will be launching a doorstep distribution drive to deliver crop insurance policies to the farmers under ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ in all the implementing states. The campaign aims to ensure that all farmers are well-aware and equipped with all information on their policies, land records, the process of claim and grievance redressal under PMFBY.

The launch announcement was made on February 18, 2016, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. The implementation started with the Kharif season that year and has entered its seventh year with the 2022 Kharif season.

“A flagship scheme of the government of India, PMFBY aims to provide financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of natural calamities. Over 36 crore farmer applications have been insured under PMFBY, with over Rs 1,07,059 crore worth claims already been paid as of February 4, 2022,” the release said.

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