COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme- 6: Community based Farming System for Nutrition - Achieving Nutritional Security for the Farm Families and Community

Relationship between profile and attitude of farmers towards Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in Washim district of Maharashtra

Sunil Kumar Meena, P K Wakle, SD More, BS Badhala, DK Meena, A.K. Sharma & Laxmi Meena

Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Rajasthan


Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, is one of the largest contributors to the Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture being the function of physical, socio-institutional, and techno-economism factors, which are dynamic in nature, keeps on changing with the basic objective of increasing production and generation of food grain surplus. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna, which is a kind of “One Nation-One scheme” launched in the year 2016. PMFBY provides a widespread insurance cover against the failure of the crops and helps in stabilizing the income of the insured farmers. The present study was conducted in Washim, Malegaon and Risod taluka of Washim districts from Vidharbha region of Maharashtra state, with an objective to “conducted to know the relationship between the profile of respondents and their attitude towards PMFBY”. A total of twelve villages selected ten respondents of non-loanee farmers from each village were selected purposively to comprise a sample of 120 respondents of non-loanee for the study. The structured schedule was used for data collection by following the personal interview method. Collected data were classified, tabulated and analyzed by using statistical methods like frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and correlation. The important studies were that the Majority of the respondents had i.e., 65.83% of respondents belongs to a moderate level of attitude towards Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The important studies found that out of ten independent variables Education, Sources of information Innovativeness and Risk orientation were found significant and age, Land Holding and Annual income were found non-significant with the attitude of framers toward Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India