Posts From August, 2015

IBFI team interacts with farmers in Bihar 

A field visit was organized to Gaighat village situated on the banks of Bagmati River (about 80 km from Patna in North Bihar) where experts met with local farmers and villagers to understand their need for flood insurance.

This visit was a follow up activity of the Inception Workshop and a multidisciplinary team consisting of people from insurance sector, water managers, scientists from ICAR/NIH along with experts from IWMI headed by Dr. Giriraj Amarnath visited the area and interacted with farmers to identify socio-economic constraints and sensitive parameters for putting farmers under insurance cover.


Posted by IBFI Admin Monday, August 31, 2015 10:40:00 AM

IBFI kicks off in Bihar, India  

Representatives from State and Central government agencies , NGOs, private insurance companies, farmers and development partners met on August 1st  in Bihar, India to exchange ideas and expertise in an inception workshop for a new project on developing ‘Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI)’.  

The workshop saw enthusiastic participation from both government and private sector participants. The day long workshop was presided by Dr. C P Thakur, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and was attended by experts from multiple organizations like Agriculture Insurance Corporation (AIC), GIZ, Department for International development (DFID), BSDMA (Bihar State Disaster Management Authority), Agriculture Department- Bihar, Flood Management Improvement System (FMISC), National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), private insurance firms like Bajaj Alliance, farmers and others.


Media coverage on the recent flood insurance workshop organized in Patna (Bihar, India) can be explored in the link below.

Posted by IBFI Admin Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:37:00 AM