BHOPAL, 27 February 2022: The Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched 'Meri Policy, Mere Haath' campaign under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in a village Budhi Barlai of Tehsil Sanwer in Indore.
The 'Meri Policy Mere Haath' campaign aims to spread awareness among farmers about agricultural policies, land records, the process of claim and grievance redressal under PMFBY.
Congratulating the Madhya Pradesh Government on providing relief to the farmer community, Union Agriculture Minister Tomar said, "Under CM Chouhan, the PM Fasal Bima Yojana is being successfully implemented in the state and he has put Madhya Pradesh in a leading position concerning the delivery of fasal bima to the farmers.”
He also said that the work of providing relief through financial assistance has been possible only under PM Modi, where the farmers are able to receive money directly in their bank accounts, without the intervention of middlemen.
Further, he said, “I believe that the strength of the nation is in its strong and productive agriculture sector, which provides a strong village economy leading to a strong national economy, and we are working relentlessly to achieve this goal.”
Meanwhile, in his address, CM Chouhan congratulated the farmers for their relentless hard work and dedication to turn the vision of Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh into reality.
“In the last 15 years, we have launched policies focusing on the development and welfare of our farmer brothers and sisters. It is only when the farmers prosper does a state or a nation prosper. Hence, today we have brought to you another gift from our government in the form of the ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ campaign. We will set-up camps and go house-to-house to disburse crop insurance policies to the affected farmers to ensure that no farmer brother or sister experiences any kind of trouble,” Chouhan said.
Chouhan further informed that recently, INR 7,618 crore were sent directly to the account of the farmers under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which, INR 380 crore 54 lakh were provided to the farmers of Indore district. In the last 22 months, the state government has deposited INR 1 lakh 72 thousand 894 crore in the accounts of farmers under various schemes.
Elucidating further on the steps taken by the state government to bring the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to the doorstep of the farmers, CM Chouhan thanked PM Modi and said “PM Modi has shown extreme care and concern about the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. We are moving ahead with a vision to secure every possible benefit to them. It is only under the leadership and guidance of Modi ji that we were able to direct the waters of River Narmada to the fields of our farmers. Now, we are providing financial assistance at their doorsteps by adding it to the crop insurance fund. Our government will leave no stone unturned for the welfare of farmers. Whenever you will face any crisis, you will find us standing by you.”
CM Chouhan said that while the government is focusing on developing agriculture on one hand, it will also boost the industrial sector, which will transform the future of the state and its citizens.
He also made a three-fold appeal to the public to keep their villages clean, celebrate Gaurav Diwas and plant one tree every year.
Following the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 18 February 2016 at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, over 36 crore farmer applications have been insured under PMFBY, with over INR 1,07,059 crore of claims have already been paid as of 4 February 2022.
During the launch Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar, State Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel, Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat, Tourism Minister Mrs Usha Thakur, Horticulture and Food Processing Minister Bharat Kushwaha, Indore's Member of Parliament (MP) Shankar Lalwani, Dewas MP Mahendra Solanki, along with other senior government officials, public representatives were also present.