Media briefing workshop and release of CSE

New Delhi, July 21, 2017

CSE’s analysis of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) was released along with a media briefing workshop, attended by 18 journalists from across India and 14 from Delhi. The workshop began with a contextualisation of PMFBY within the ambit of climate change. This was followed by a background of PMFBY and a comparison with previous crop insurance schemes, the issues and challenges of PMFBY and implementation challenges. The discussion was rounded off with CSE's recommendations to make PMFBY more effective.

This was followed by a panel discussion with perspectives from a state government official, an insurance company official and a farmer activist. The panellists included:

  • K. Vijay Kumar, Additional Director of Agriculture, Telangana

  • Kedar Sirohi, Aam Kisan Union, Madhya Pradesh

  • Ajay Singhal, Dy. General Manager, AICL

Participants at the media briefing workshop and release of CSE’s report on PMFBY on July 21, 2017 at New Delhi

Outstation participants Pariticpants from Delhi

Ganadhalu Srikanta,
Sr Correspondent,

E.T.B. Sivapriyan, Political Editor,
Deccan Chronicle

Santosh Sarang, Chief Sub Editor, Prabhat Khabar

Avit Bagle, Senior Reporter,
Daily Gomantak

AnandaTeertha Pyati,
Freelance Journalist, Documentation Specialist,
Sahaja Samrudha Organic Farmers Association

Varghese C Thomas, Chief Sub Editor,
Malayala Manorama

Swati Bhattacharjee, Sr Asst Editor,
Ananda Bazar Patrika

Sunil Kumar, Editor,
Daily Chhattisgarh

DS Shamantha, Director,
Sarathi Jhalak 90.4

Om Awasthi, Assistant News Editor,
Navbharat Times

Prabhjit Singh, Special Correspondent,
Hindustan Times

K A Shaji, Sp Correspondent,
The Hindu

Shekhar Paigude, Reporter,
Times of India

Sangram Shivaji Jagtap,
Reporter, Sakal

Pradip Kumar Srivastav, Correspondent,
BBC News

N Vinoth Kumar, Reporter,
Hindu - Tamil

Aditi Bhaduri, Journalist & Columnist,
Governance Now; Gulf News

Atul Porwal, Reporter,
Rajasthan Patrika

Siddharth Pandey, Editor-Environment,
Go News

Shiv Nandan Lal, Programme Officer,

Shilpa Sharma, Sr Correspondent,

Arvind Kumar Singh, HoD,

Jatin Gandhi, Reporter,
Hindustan Times

Joe Mathew, Sr Editor,
Business Today

Sanjeeb Mukherjee, Correspondent,
Business Standard

Sandip Das, Correspondent,
Financial Express

Nivedita Khandekar,
Independent journalist,

Lalima Aneja Dang,
All India Radio

Pratap Kushwaha, Sr Cameraperson,

Manoj Kumar, Cameraperson,
Rajya Sabha TV

Ramakant Kushwaha, Photographer,
Navodaya Times

T V Jayan, Correspondent,
Hindu Business Line