Farmers get 6 thousand crore rupees annually
In February last year, the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) started this special scheme for farmers. Modi government had started this scheme for farmers so that farmers fulfill their domestic needs as well as pay attention to agricultural activities. Under this scheme, 6 thousand rupees are being made available annually to eligible farmers.
How to apply-In the facility provided through the 'Farmer Corner' window on the PM Kisan Portal www.pmkisan.gov.in, three links named 'Edit Aadhaar Details', 'New Farmer Registration' and 'Beneficial States' have been activated.Joint Director of Agriculture, Dr. Omvir Singh says that for the application of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi, the donors will no longer have to visit the tehsils and offices of the Department of Agriculture. The farmers can apply online for the Samman Nidhi Yojana themselves.
Along with making a new application on the website of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, information about the status of the registration of farmers has already been received.
He said that for the application, copy of Khatauni, Aadhaar card and a copy of bank passbook will have to be given. It should also be kept in mind that both the savings account and the Aadhaar card are linked together. With the help of the beneficiary status link, the status of the beneficiary farmer's application can be seen. For this, the beneficiary farmer's mobile number, Aadhaar card number or his savings account number is required.
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How many farmers have benefited so far
According to the data released by the government, in the current financial year, about 8.16 crore farmers have benefited directly from this scheme of the central government. By the middle of February this year, this figure is expected to reach 9 crore farmers. However, this figure is very low as compared to the estimate of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
The government had targeted to give benefits to 14 crore farmers
In written reply to Lok Sabha, Narendra Singh Tomar had said that till 30 November 2019, a total of 14 crore farmers will be benefited under the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Whereas till 30 November 2019, the total number of farmers who got benefits under this scheme was also about 50 percent of the estimate i.e. 7.6 crore.
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Farmers to get Rs 7,000 crore in two months
According to a report by CNBC TV18, out of the total funds released for this scheme, the government will save more than Rs 20 thousand crore. It was also said in the report that in the remaining two months, the total expenditure of the fund will increase from Rs 43 thousand crore to only Rs 50 thousand crore. This means that in the remaining 2 months of the current financial year, the government will spend 7 thousand crore rupees.
MNREGA proposal to double fund
As a result, it is also being speculated that in the budget to be presented on February 1, the central government will refrain from releasing more funds for the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. In another media report, quoting experts, the central government has doubled the funds given under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNAREGA). It was argued that the number of people taking advantage of this scheme to guarantee employment in rural areas is more.
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