Media briefing workshop and release of CSE’s report on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

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,
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




Pradhan Mantri Fashal Bima Yojana an Assessment
By: Chandra Bhushan
Deputy Director General
Background and context Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
By: Chandra Bhushan
Deputy Director General

Media Coverage

Hindustan Times | Jul 22, 2017
Crop insurers made Rs 10,000 crore profit amid agrarian crisis: CSE
Times of India | Jul 21, 2017
PMFBY is a classic case of poor implementation of good crop insurance scheme, says CSE
Indian Express | July 21, 2017
Loopholes in PM crop insurance scheme, implementation hurting farmers: Report
Business Standard | July 24, 2017
No unusual profit to private firms via crop insurance scheme: Govt
Business Standard | July 25, 2017
No benefit for farmers in Rajasthan's Bundi district from PMFBY
Business Standard | July 22, 2017
CAG, CSE rap crop insurance plans
Out Look | July 22, 2017
Insurance Companies Made Rs 10,000 Cr Profit Out Of Modi's Crop Insurance Scheme: CSE Report
Business Line | July 21, 2017
Farm insurance scheme suffers from flawed execution: CSE
Livemint | July 25, 2017
Wrong to claim crop insurance scheme benefiting private insurers, says govt
Appan Samachar | July 24, 2017
फसल बीमा योजना का किसानों को कम, कंपनियों को अधिक लाभ
The Economic Times | July 24, 2017
Government dismisses Congress, Centre for Science and Environment charge on crop insurance
CNN | July 24, 2017
Govt fails to notify crop insurance to ryots: Report
Bhaskar | Jul 23, 2017
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