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“Farmitra – Caringly Yours App” a farmer’s true friend for their Agriculture and Insurance needs!

Government of India’s flagship program Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has successfully completed its 5 years in operation on 13th January 2021. Over 5.5 Crores farmers have participated in the scheme each year and got financial protection cover for their crop losses.

Ashish Agrawal

Government of India’s flagship program Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has successfully completed its 5 years of operations on 13th January 2021. Each year we have witnessed over 5.5 crore farmers who have participated in the scheme and have gained financial protection cover for their crop losses. Through the PMFBY scheme, crop loss claims worth INR 90,000 Crores have already been paid to the beneficiary farmers since its inception. 

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has been consistently delivering its best of service to its insured farmers under the PMFBY scheme through it's “Farmitra” customer mobile app. More than 3 lakh farmers are using this app to get insurance as well as other value-added services related to agriculture. On an average, over 50 thousand farmers are active on the app who can additionally access 20 functional services. Farmitra is live across 13 states in India, available in regional vernacular languages which is completely free of cost.

Key services made available in Farmitra are as follow:

A. Agriculture services enabled:

  • Hourly weather forecast for 7 days in advance along with alert in specified area

  • Prices for all commodities in the nearby mandi

  • Personalised crop advisories for crop being cultivated to plan and schedule activities well ahead

  • Visualised crop diagnosis to understand and resolve any infestation that might have happened to your crop

  • Community forum which provides daily news/articles in your area. The Farmitra library section has over 2000 articles across categories like Events, Alerts, Success stories, Education, Farming, Videos, Insurance, livestock, etc.

  • 5 locator service to search for approved Seed testing labs, Soil testing labs, Fertiliser dealers, Cold storages, Pesticide information

B. Insurance services enabled:

  • Report Crop loss intimation in under two minutes along with self- survey option by recoding a less than 40 sec video of crop loss for faster and better claim evaluation

  • Check real-time claim status of your crop insured

  • Send your bank account corrections as endorsement request

  • For application reverted cases, upload correct documents for processing of crop insurance application

  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance’s insured farmers can see their application, policy and claim status for any season and year by using application number or bank account number

  • Report your queries in your regional language using help section and get it addressed in less than 72 hours

  • Check complete details about PMFBY government portal by accessing functions like premium and sum insured calculation, buy crop insurance and access other information. This is open for all the crop insured farmers across India

  • App users can also buy insurance covers for your bike, car, health and other needs

With Farmitra, over 2 lakh farmers access application and claims status each month thereby saving a considerable time by travelling to branch offices or reaching  the toll free number to get their requisite information. The Farmitra app is continuously evolving ensuring to add many features to help farmers with information on agriculture as well as on insurance.  

Farmitra app may be downloaded by clicking on link https://bit.ly/3pvG6Nb 

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