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22 States/UTs implementing Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 22 States and Union Territories are in the process of implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), a scheme launched by the Centre recently, Agriculture Minister Radha said in today.

Singh said the PMFBY has been approved for implementation in all states and UTs from Kharif 2016 season and the scheme is voluntary for states and UTs.

"Government has been engaging the states/UTs for implementation of the scheme for benefit of the farmers of the states/UTs," he said during

Besides, detailed guidelines for implementation of the schemes to all stakeholders, including state governments, all the requisite assistance and clarifications have been provided to the states and UTs to prepare clusters, tender documents and finalisation of implementing companies, he said.

"So far, 21 states and 1 UT have completed the tendering process for selection of companies for implementing PMFBY and restructured weather based crop scheme during kharif 2016 season. Tendering in Jammu and Kashmir is underway," he said.

Out of these 22 states and UTs, 19 states and UTs have already issued the notification for implementation of the scheme in Kharif 2016, he said.

First Published: Tue, July 26 2016. 14:42 IST