Crop insurance scheme: Bihar agrees to implement PMFBY

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh took a dig at the Bihar government after it agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on an experimental basis.

“Bihar government made lot of false statements on PMFBY. Now, it has announced to implement the scheme. I am not being able to decide whether I should congratulate the Bihar government or god, who gave good sense (sadbuddhi) to it,” said Singh.

Bihar’s Cooperative Minister Alok Kumar, however, made it clear that the scheme was being implemented on a trial basis with a view to assess whether it actually helps farmers or ends up benefitting insurance companies.

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