Mysuru, January 29:- Ragi harvesting was organised under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) for 2018-19 at Kuppegala village on Monday.
5,180-gram of ragi and 10,500-gram of grass were registered at the farm of Mahadevappa at Kuppegala village. Chief planning officer of Zilla Panchayat said that it is first such effort in Mysuru District and explained the benefits of PMFBY.
In-charge Zilla Panchayat president Sa Ra Nandish said that 11,590 farmers received Rs 776.76 lakh compensation in Mysuru district in 2016-17.
District statistics officer Shivamma, joint agriculture director Mahanteshappa, joint director of Horticulture Department Mahantheshappa, deputy director of Horticulture Department Manjunath, tahsildar Ramesh Babu and others were present. (MR/KS)