PM Modi claimed in Karnataka that around 14 lakh farmers of Karnataka are covered under PMFBY. For Rabi 2016 – 2017, only 11.72 lakh farmers were insured under this scheme according to the reply given in Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala. Although, the numbers are close, the fact cannot be ignored that the PM has a habit of inflating figures whenever he deems fits for his election campaign.
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