The Centre is all set to switch over Rs 19,500 crore to the financial institution accounts of greater than 9.75 crore land-owning farmers underneath the revenue help scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ (PM-Kisan) on Monday. More than Rs 1.38 lakh crore has thus far been transferred to farmers’ financial institution accounts underneath the scheme since its launch two years in the past.
Though the whole variety of farmers registered underneath the scheme has crossed 12 crore, the Centre has accepted information of about 10 crore solely after removing ineligible cultivators and implementing necessary Aadhaar authentication.
After releasing the help to 9.75 crore farmers, there might be 25 lakh extra growers to whom the Centre might need to launch the instalment by November, sources stated. The final tranche of the switch on May 14 noticed Rs 20,667 crore being deposited within the financial institution accounts of over 9.5 crore farmers. As many as 40 lakh farmers have gotten multiple instalment.
The PM-Kisan scheme, launched in February 2019 (made efficient from December 2018) to offer revenue help to farmers, value the exchequer about Rs 1,241 crore in FY19, Rs 48,714 crore in FY20 and Rs 65,000 crore in (RE) FY21. The finance minister has saved the allocation unchanged at Rs 65,000 crore for FY22.
Under the scheme, every land-owning farmer is entitled to get Rs 6,000 yearly in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 every as direct revenue help.
The present cost to be transferred Monday is for August-November interval. States first add farmers’ information within the public finance administration system, a platform that auto verifies financial institution accounts and authenticate Aadhaar particulars of beneficiaries, after which returns the information to states for bodily signatures.
“The support will aid farmers partially meet the expenses on fertilisers and pesticides in ongoing kharif sowing season that will complete by end of next month,” stated an agriculture ministry official. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will work together with farmer beneficiaries in the course of the occasion of profit switch and also will deal with the nation.
After profitable state meeting ballot for third consecutive time period, chief minister Mamata Banerjee agreed to affix PM-Kisan scheme as West Bengal was the one state that resisted implementation. While about seven lakh farmers within the state acquired the profit for the primary time in May, getting collectively two instalments totalling Rs 4,000 every, as many as 28.5 lakh farmers are anticipated to obtain the profit Monday as registration has elevated considerably in previous three months.