Assam’s Agriculture department has set a ambitious target for enrolling five lakh farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for ensuing Sali paddy
Assam’s Agriculture department has set a ambitious target for enrolling five lakh farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for ensuing Sali paddy within 31st July this year.
Agriculture minister Atul Bora said that district Agricultural Officers of the State has to take the responsibility to achieve the target failing which department may take action against them.
While addressing a two day State Level Orientation Training Programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) at Assam Administrative Staff College, Bora stated that farmers of Assam faced hardship due to vagaries of weather viz. flood, drought, different pests and disease problems etc. resulting loss of crop yield.
States lift 15.3 lakh ton foodgrains so far for free distribution during July-November
States have lifted 15.30 lakh tonnes of foodgrains so far for free distribution under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY). Under this scheme, an additional foodgrain quota of 5 kg per person per month is being provided free of cost to around 80 crore beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The additional foodgrains will be provided till November.
This additional quota is over and above the distribution of 5 kg food grains per person every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg via ration shops to beneficiaries covered under the NFSA.
“The Government of India is running the longest ever exercise of distributing free food grains to the people during COVID-19 pandemic time to ensure food security,” an official statement said.
Uttar Pradesh records highest ever procurement of wheat at MSP; Rs 11,141.28 crore paid
Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest ever procurement of wheat from 12.98 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP), said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Monday.
A total of Rs 11,141.28 crores has been paid to the farmers as MSP, their ministry said in a statement.
“During the current Rabi marketing season (RMS 2021-22), a record quantity of 56.41 LMT wheat was procured, which is an increase of 58 per cent from RMS 2020-21 during which 35.77 LMT wheat was procured from 6.64 lakh farmers. This is the highest ever procurement of Wheat in the history of the state,” the ministry said.