District Administration, Udhampur, launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) which will be implemented in the district in a phased manner beginning with awareness and implementation for providing crop insurance to farmers against loss of crops due to notified calamities. Departments of Revenue, Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture and allied sectors will collaborate for 100% coverage of loanees of Small Agriculture Operations and Kissan Credit Card holders while stress will also be laid on non-loanees on voluntary basis. All farmers have been enrolled under PMJDY which will be a pre-requisite for PMFBY enrolment. For ease of banks and departments and to ensure hassle-free insurance district administration will have a dedicated website as common IT platform for verification and sanctioning of cases. District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in a conference of officers convened to implement the scheme on ground with greater participation of farmers. He informed that “PMFBY Information Kiosks” will be established in DDC office, CAO, SDM Ramnagar/Dudu/Chenani/Basantgarh and Tehsil offices of Majalta, Moungri and Panchari. Revenue department has been entrusted with providing the details of land holding and tenancy for farmers intending to apply for the PMFBY.
Addl DDC, CPO, CMO, DSEO, Asstt Commissioners of Development and Revenue, District Officers of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Sericulture, Sheep Husbandry, Revenue, Planning; Lead District Manager, General Manager of NABARD, Head of JCC Bank and other officers attended the launching conference.