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State-wise Farmers Insured under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (combined) during Kharif 2016

July 25, 2017

Government has introduced yield based Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and weather index based Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) from Kharif 2016 to provide financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage due to natural calamities/adverse weather conditions, to stabilize the income of farmers etc.

In total there were 366.637 lakh farmers insured in India under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016. The top 10 States in terms of number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016 were: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.

The number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) in Maharashtra was 106.39 lakhs during Kharif 2016. It accounted for 29.02% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016″. The number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) in Rajasthan was 53.06 lakhs during Kharif 2016. It accounted for 14.47% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016″. The number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) in Madhya Pradesh was 36.54 lakhs during Kharif 2016. It accounted for 9.97% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016″. The number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) in West Bengal was 32.4 lakhs during Kharif 2016. It accounted for 8.84% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016″. The number of farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) in Uttar Pradesh was 30.04 lakhs during Kharif 2016. It accounted for 8.19% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) during Kharif 2016″.

These top 5 states accounted for 70.49% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) as a whole during Kharif 2016.

Farmers insured in Odisha under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) was 17.61 lakhs during Kharif 2016, which accounted 4.8% of the total farmers insured during the same period. Farmers insured in Andhra Pradesh under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) was 15.09 lakhs during Kharif 2016, which accounted 4.12% of the total farmers insured during the same period. Farmers insured in Bihar under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) was 14.61 lakhs during Kharif 2016, which accounted 3.98% of the total farmers insured during the same period. Farmers insured in Chhattisgarh under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) was 13.26 lakhs during Kharif 2016, which accounted 3.62% of the total farmers insured during the same period. Farmers insured in Gujarat under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) was 11.91 lakhs during Kharif 2016, which accounted 3.25% of the total farmers insured during the same period.

The above mentioned top 10 states accounted for 90.26% of the total farmers insured under PMFBY and RWBCIS (combined) as a whole during Kharif 2016.

Note: Source: Rajya Sabha Session – 241, Unstarred Question No.2734; Data is Provisional.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/answers-data-rajya-sabha-questions-session-241

Resource Title: State-wise details of farmers covered under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) (combined) during Kharif 2016 (From:Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare)

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Source: Rajya Sabha

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