The Centre has formulated a scheme to insure farmers for crop losses, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday..
"The scheme has been formulated to ensure compensation for crop loss of farmers through the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana within a month," Singh said when asked how his ministry plans to tackle farmers suicide.
Singh was here to attend a seminar at the Deen Dayal Dham.
Attacking the Congress, he said, "Slogans like Garibi Hatao were just chanted, there was no serious effort towards it. However, the present government has taken a lot of steps to improve condition of villagers and poor."
The Centre is working on the ideologies of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, and is taking welfare scheme to the last person, he said.
"While the Avas Yojana is for the poor, the irrigation scheme is for farmers," he said, adding Rs 1 lakh will be given to farmers engaged best practices of agriculture.