West Bengal Renamed Fasal Bima Yojna

IAS Prelims 2023

The West Bengal government has decided to drop the tag “Pradhan Mantri” from “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna” and rename it as “Bangla Fasal Bima Yojna”.

The reason behind the decision to drop the Pradhan Mantri tag is that the Centre’s share in such schemes had come down to 50:50.

West Bengal government not see any necessity in continuing with the Pradhan Mantri tag on a project for which the State government has been contributing much.