The Centre has transferred Rs 38,282 crore to farmers beneath the PM-KISAN scheme until August this fiscal, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable the Lok Sabha at the moment.
There isn’t any proposal to both advance the fee of the remaining installments or improve the quantity from the present stage, he added.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), the federal government is offering Rs 6,000 every year in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. The quantity is instantly transferred into the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries via the direct profit switch (DBT) mode.
Responding to a sequence of queries raised by MPs on this initiative, Tomar stated an quantity of Rs 38,282 crore has been transferred to varied beneficiaries beneath the scheme throughout April-August interval of this fiscal.
“Around 9.24 crore farmer families have been benefited under the PM-KISAN Scheme,” he stated, including there isn’t a proposal for advance fee of the remaining instalments for the 2020-21 fiscal.
There can be no proposal to extend the quantity from the present stage to Rs 12,000 yearly, he added.
On any complaints or corruption in implementation of the scheme, the minister in a separate reply stated the Centre is conscious of the latest case of pretend PM-KISAN accounts siphoning funds meant for beneficiaries in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu authorities has knowledgeable that ineligible beneficiaries had been registered on the PM-KISAN portal in few districts by stealing the consumer title credentials, he stated, including the state authorities has taken motion within the matter.
“A sum of Rs 47 crore has been recovered by the state till date. Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) of Tamil Nadu has registered 10 cases and apprehended 16 accused in the case. The District Level and Block level PM-KISAN login IDs have been deactivated,” Mr Tomar stated.
Further, providers of 19 contractual workers who’ve been reported to be concerned in these unlawful actions within the districts of Villupuram, Kallakurichi and Cuddalore had been terminated, he stated.
That aside, three block stage assistant administrators of agriculture who had been thought-about primarily answerable for lack of supervision and never informing concerning the fraudulent actions to the superiors had been suspended, he added.
“According to the PM-KISAN Scheme, the entire responsibility of identifying the eligible landholder farmer family is of the state and union territories,” Mr Tomar knowledgeable the Lower House.
Besides, the minister stated the Centre has obtained some complaints of sure eligible farmers not receiving the advantage of this scheme in Satara district of Maharashtra.
He stated 32 villages comprising 5,964 beneficiaries in Satara confronted the problem of non-receipt of profit beneath PM-KISAN attributable to errors in knowledge entry.
However, performance to right the areas of beneficiaries on the PM-KISAN portal has been supplied by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The correction exercise was initiated instantly for updating the info of the respective beneficiaries, he added.
Mr Tomar defined that PM-KISAN is a steady and ongoing scheme through which the monetary advantages are transferred to the financial institution accounts of the recognized beneficiaries as and when their right and verified knowledge is uploaded by the involved states/union territories on the internet portal.
The knowledge of beneficiaries so uploaded by them undergoes a multi-level verification and validation by varied businesses, together with banks, and solely then the quantity is launched into the financial institution accounts, he added.
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