Centre Extends Cut-Off Date For Enrolment Of Odisha Farmers In PMFBY
Bhubaneswar: The Central government has extended the cut-off date for enrolment of farmers in Odisha under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) for this year’s Kharif crop upto August 5.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in a letter to the Director of Agriculture & Food Production of Odisha, stated that the cut-off date for enrolment of farmers under PMFBY for Kharif season 2023 has been extended from July 23 to August 5 on the request by Odisha government.
The insurance companies AIC of India, Future General, SBI General Insurance and Reliance General Insurance Company operating in Odisha have given their consent to the extension of the cut-off date, the letter said.
Loanee and non-loanee farmers can now register through banks/PACS/LAMPCS, CSCs, insurance company agents and NCIP portal before the deadline. The Centre’s premium will shall be payable during the extended period, the letter read.
Earlier, the Odisha government had written to the Ministry seeking extension of the cut-off date as a large number of farmers had not submitted their applications due to delay in notification and implementation new technologies. The government has also announced that it would bear farmers’ insurance share up to 2 hectare.