Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks whereas releasing the eighth instalment of minimal monetary profit underneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PTI)
NEW DELHI: For the primary time on Friday, the advantages underneath PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme reached farmers of West Bengal as about 7.03 lakh of them bought Rs 2,000 every underneath the programme launched greater than two years in the past.
Underneath the scheme, also called PM-KISAN, a monetary good thing about Rs 6,000 per 12 months is offered to the eligible farmers, payable in three equal 4-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 every. The fund is transferred on to the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries. The scheme was launched in February 2019 however was carried out with impact from December 2018.
The scheme was not carried out until now in West Bengal because the state authorities and the Centre had been at loggerheads over numerous points, together with verified knowledge of farmers.
“Right this moment, the primary installment has reached lakhs of farmers of Bengal. Because the names of farmers from the state are acquired by the central authorities, the variety of beneficiary farmers will improve,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated after releasing the eighth installment of the monetary profit underneath the scheme at a digital occasion.
About 7.03 lakh farmers from West Bengal on Friday bought the primary installment of Rs 2,000 of their financial institution accounts, the Prime Minister stated.
Underneath the eighth installment disbursed on Friday, a complete of Rs 20,667 crore was transferred to greater than 9.5 crore farmers throughout the nation, together with these from West Bengal.
The scheme is benefitting small and marginal farmers rather a lot within the present tough occasions of COVID-19, Modi stated.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was current on the digital occasion, recalled that the Prime Minister had directed his ministry to take measures to deliver all states underneath the scheme as quickly as potential.
“Within the absence of West Bengal, we weren’t in a position to inform all states have joined the scheme… Right this moment, West Bengal has joined the scheme and greater than 7 lakh farmers will get the profit,” he added.
Earlier, the central authorities had stated the scheme couldn’t be carried out in West Bengal because the state authorities had refused to offer verified knowledge of farmers.
“Implementation has not began in West Bengal because the state refused to offer verified knowledge of farmers. Simply earlier than the code of conduct for election got here into power, the Authorities of West Bengal determined to return on board however the course of to be accomplished on the degree of the state was not absolutely complied with,” Tomar had stated in Parliament in March.
Quickly after successful the just-concluded West Bengal meeting elections, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had shot off a letter to the central authorities demanding launch of Rs 18,000 arrears to every eligible farmer from the state.
Underneath the scheme, greater than Rs 1.35 lakh crore has been transferred to farmers thus far.