The federal government on Friday mentioned there is no such thing as a proposal into consideration to revise the subsidy sharing sample between the Centre and states beneath the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

PMFBY (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana), launched in February 2016, goals at offering monetary help to farmers going through crop loss/injury attributable to pure calamities. The scheme was revamped with impact from kharif season (June-October) of 2020.

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, mentioned the revamped PMFBY revised the subsidy sharing sample for north-eastern states from 50:50 to 90:10 between central and state governments. The premium sharing sample for the remaining states and Union Territories is 50:50 topic to sure situations.

“At current, no proposal to revise the subsidy sharing sample between Centre and states is into consideration of the federal government,” Tomar added.

PMFBY offers for complete danger insurance coverage towards crop injury attributable to non-preventable pure dangers from pre-sowing to post-harvest for the crops/areas notified by the state governments involved.

Nonetheless, on the request of state governments, states have been allowed to inform the losses brought on by wild animals on particular person evaluation as add on cowl, preserving in view the requirement of the state at their very own value, the minister mentioned.

Requested if hydrophilic crops are coated beneath the PMFBY, the minister mentioned hydrophilic crops the place the water stagnation is mostly helpful for crops like paddy, jute, mesta will not be coated beneath localised danger of inundation solely.

However these hydrophilic crops are eligible for claims towards the aforesaid remaining dangers/provisions, together with injury of crop reported within the yield estimation via crop slicing experiments beneath the scheme, he added.

Replying to a separate question, the minister mentioned 382 lakh hectare of gross cropped space has been insured beneath PMFBY throughout 2021-22, as per per knowledge accessible until March 9.

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