With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements:

  1. Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.
  2. This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: (b)        

Explanation:

  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is a government-sponsored crop insurance scheme that integrates multiple stakeholders on a single platform.
  • It was launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Under this scheme farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of 2% for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops and 5% in the case of annual commercial and horticultural crops. (Hence statement 1 is incorrect)
  • The PMFBY offers insurance cover to farmers against post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains. Hence the statement 2 is correct.

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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