Breakaway Session: Agriculture Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Date:   20th April, 2018     Time:  1400 – 1515 Webcast

Venue: Hall No. 5, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Key Discussion Points

  • Strategies to ensure wider coverage of farmers under crop insurance especially non-loanee farmers. user of technology for better implication of crop insurance schemes Designing crop insurance schemes.
  • Designing crop insurance plans for small and marginal farmers to migrate the risk of crop damage, yield losses and price losses.


Sh. Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare(Chair) (Moderator)

Sh. S. K. Pattanayak, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India (Moderator)

Sh. Debashish Panda, Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Govt. of India

Prof. Bharat Ramaswami, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute

Sh. Pramod Aggarwal, Program Leader, Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS)

Sh. Harish Damodaran, Rural Affairs and Agriculture Editor, The Indian Express

Presentations by West Tripura and Beed (Maharashtra)


Rapporteur: Sh. Ashish Bhutani, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare