Farmers can also report crop loss through the official app of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Apart from this, they can also give information about the insurance company’s toll free number and the insurance company’s e-mail.
Kharif crop has been damaged due to excessive rains at selected places in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. These days, farmers’ crops have been ruined due to incessant rains in Maharashtra. In view of this, the Agriculture Department has appealed to the farmers to contact the insurance company as soon as possible by filling the Panchnama of their spoiled crops. Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the loss of notified crop in the event of a natural calamity is determined by the individual Panchnama in the case of natural fire caused by flood, landslide, hailstorm, thunder or lightning in the insured area.
In case of rain or flood water entering the field under local natural calamity factor, in case of crop damage due to prolonged submergence of the field and rise in water level, the affected farmers shall inform their respective insurance company within 72 hours. It has to be informed within that the crop has been damaged.
Farmers can also report crop loss through the official app of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Apart from this, they can also give information about the insurance company’s toll free number and the insurance company’s e-mail. Along with this, farmers can also do this work in the office of the insurance company and agriculture department. In the bank branch where farmers deposit insurance, they can also give information about crop loss within 72 hours.
What is Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?
On 13 January 2016, the Government of India had approved this major crop insurance scheme. The scheme was conceived as a landmark initiative to provide a comprehensive risk solution to the farmers at the lowest and uniform premium across the country.
The scheme provides protection from pre-sowing cycle to post-harvest, including protected sowing and protection against damages caused by natural calamities in the middle of the cropping season.
At present, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is the largest crop insurance scheme globally in terms of farmer participation and the third largest in terms of premium. On year-on-year basis, applications have been received from more than 5.5 crore farmers.
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