Topic– Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems;
4) The new operational guidelines for PMFBY address the current challenges faced while implementing the scheme by putting forth effective solutions. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
PMFBY is a flagship irrigation scheme of the GoI. But the scheme was facing several implementation and other issues which limited its potential. The government has recently issued new guidelines in this direction which need to be discussed in detail.
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the salient provisions of the recently issued guidelines for implementing PMFBY and discuss how they address the current challenges faced while implementing the scheme.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the PMFBY- nature of the scheme, coverage, outlay etc. mention that the new guidelines have been issued for implementing the scheme.
Discuss in points the salient provisions of the guidelines and how they address the challenges. E.g The farmers will be paid 12% interest by insurance companies for the delay in settlement claims beyond two months of prescribed cut-off date. State Governments will have to pay 12% interest for the delay in release of State share of subsidy beyond three months of prescribed cut-off date submission of requisition by insurance companies; the guidelines provide a Standard Operating Procedure for evaluation of insurance companies and remove them from the scheme if found ineffective in providing services; include perennial horticultural crops under the ambit of PMFBY on a pilot basis.; add on coverage for crop loss due to attack of wild animals, which will be implemented on a pilot basis; Aadhaar number will be mandatorily captured to avoid duplication of beneficiaries etc.
Conclusion- sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.