SBI General, one of India’s leading general insurance companies, implemented its massive awareness campaign and farmer workshops to celebrate ‘Crop Insurance Week’ under the umbrella of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with the farming communities. As part of this campaign, SBI undertook various activities in 5 states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Assam.
During Crop Insurance Awareness Week, SBI General organized field activities to educate farmers to protect their crops, prevent seeding / planting risks, cover post-harvest losses and secure throughout the culture cycle. The company has defined several activities such as the activation of vans, farmer workshops and other field visibility activities to spread awareness in these selected states.
The SBI General has started registering farmers to ensure their agricultural production in each state with the customization of additional covers according to climatic conditions. It supplies hail blankets in Karnataka for mango, pomegranate, chili, pepper, papaya, ginger and sour lime crops, and for apple trees in Himachal Pradesh. The awareness campaign and workshops will help educate farmers and ensure maximum enrollment at Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana during this crop insurance week.
Mr. PC Kandpal, MD and CEO of SBI General Insurance, said: “Crop Insurance Week is a momentous occasion for an agrarian country like ours and as we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our farmers for their contribution to a glorious India. At SBI General, we are extremely proud to support and protect our farming community and our goal this year is to deepen, go deeper and protect more than we have done so far. “
With this initiative, SBI General Insurance plans to link up with farmers, those who help the country run. The company has consistently supported the farmers with all the assistance needed to secure the crops and the entire agricultural ecosystem and has so far covered over 1.8 crore of claims and paid over Rs. 5,297 crore of claims over the past 7 years.
“Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is one of the most successful financial initiatives for farmers, and we at SBI General Insurance are happy to be the catalyst to protect our farmers’ risks through crop insurance and contribute positively to their growth. Mr. PC Kandpal added.