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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yajna programme was celebrated at village Lunawas Khara, Panchayat Samiti Luni in Jodhpur District on 3rd April, 2016. More than 750 farmers, farm women and rural youth participated in programme. Sh. Joga Ram Patel, Member of Legislative Assembly, the guest of honor of the event highlighted the special feature of Pradhn Mantri Fasal Beema Yojna (PMFBY), he added that farmers will have to pay a very low premium of insuring their crops which will be 2% for Kharif crops, 1.5% for Rabi crops and 5% for commercial crops and horticulture crops, remaining amount of the premium will be borne by the Central & State Govts. He also focused on saving of trees specially Khejri, Kair, and Kummat in this locality. Dr. O.P.Yadav Director, CAZRI, urged the farmers for adopting high yielding and short duration varieties recommended for special agro ecological condition.

Dr. M.S.Meena P.S., ATARI, Zone VI, Jodhpur said that KVK is a knowledge centre in every district of India. Sh. V.K.Pandey, Joint Director of Agriculture (Ext.), Jodhpur also told the detail of crop insurance scheme and their benefit for the farmers. Dr. S.K.Sharma head KVK, highlighted the significant achievement of the KVK and its commitment for upliftment of farmers through the various extension activities like soil health card, Mera Gaon Mera Gorav schemes etc. At this occasion about 15 nearby villages’ farmers attended the programme.The VIP’s also visited exhibition stalls of CAZRI and other line departments. Farmers’ scientists’ interaction was also organized there which was very beneficial for farmers. Ex. Pradhan Luni, Sh. Shaila Ram Saran, Mr. Virendra Pratap Singh, public representative, officials of other line departments and private companies also participated in this programme. DD Kisan, Jaipur and AIR, Jodhpur covered the programme.Read More...

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