PM-KISAN benefits reach WB farmers; 7.03 lakh farmers get 1st installment of Rs 2,000 each | India News
High Minister Narendra Modi speaks whilst liberating the 8th instalment of minimal monetary receive advantages below the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PTI)
NEW DELHI: For the primary time on Friday, the advantages below PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme reached farmers of West Bengal as about 7.03 lakh of them were given Rs 2,000 each and every below the programme introduced greater than two years in the past.
Beneath the scheme, often referred to as PM-KISAN, a monetary advantage of Rs 6,000 in step with yr is equipped to the eligible farmers, payable in 3 equivalent 4-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 each and every. The fund is transferred at once to the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries. The scheme used to be introduced in February 2019 however used to be carried out with impact from December 2018.
The scheme used to be no longer carried out until now in West Bengal because the state govt and the Centre have been at loggerheads over quite a lot of problems, together with verified knowledge of farmers.
“Lately, the primary installment has reached lakhs of farmers of Bengal. Because the names of farmers from the state are won by means of the central govt, the collection of beneficiary farmers will build up,” High Minister Narendra Modi mentioned after liberating the eighth installment of the monetary receive advantages below the scheme at a digital match.
About 7.03 lakh farmers from West Bengal on Friday were given the primary installment of Rs 2,000 of their financial institution accounts, the High Minister mentioned.
Beneath the eighth installment allotted on Friday, a complete of Rs 20,667 crore used to be transferred to greater than 9.five crore farmers around the nation, together with the ones from West Bengal.
The scheme is benefitting small and marginal farmers so much within the present tough instances of COVID-19, Modi mentioned.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who used to be provide on the digital match, recalled that the High Minister had directed his ministry to take measures to deliver all states below the scheme once conceivable.
“Within the absence of West Bengal, we weren’t in a position to inform all states have joined the scheme… Lately, West Bengal has joined the scheme and greater than 7 lakh farmers gets the convenience,” he added.
Previous, the central govt had mentioned the scheme may just no longer be carried out in West Bengal because the state govt had refused to offer verified knowledge of farmers.
“Implementation has no longer began in West Bengal because the state refused to offer verified knowledge of farmers. Simply earlier than the code of habits for election got here into power, the Executive of West Bengal determined to come back on board however the procedure to be finished on the degree of the state used to be no longer totally complied with,” Tomar had mentioned in Parliament in March.
Quickly after profitable the just-concluded West Bengal meeting elections, leader minister Mamata Banerjee had shot off a letter to the central govt hard free up of Rs 18,000 arrears to each and every eligible farmer from the state.
Beneath the scheme, greater than Rs 1.35 lakh crore has been transferred to farmers to this point.