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67.82 Lakh Farmers Miss PM-KISAN Scheme Benefits as States didn't Upload Details on Portal: Radha Mohan

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said on 17th March 2019 said that more than 67.82 lakh cultivators will be left out of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme as Delhi, West Bengal and Sikkim have not yet uploaded their details on the PM- KISAN portal.

Apart from these three states, funds in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep have not been transferred to the eligible growers as data uploaded has not been verified & request for fund release has not been made.

The Agriculture Minister further said around 67.11 lakh farmers in West Bengal would have got Rs 2,000 each had the State availed the 1st installment of Rs 1,342 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Nidhi yojana.

In the same way, 55,090 farmers in Sikkim & 15,880 in Delhi could not get their share from the Rs 11 crore & Rs 3 crore funds meant for them under the yojana.

PM Narendra Modi’s government in the interim Budget had announced a direct income support of Rs 6,000 / year in 3 equal installments to over 12.5 crore small & marginal farmers having cultivable land upto 2 hectares or 5 acres under the PM Kisan Yojana.

It must be noted that the 1st round of payment for Rs 2,000 has to be made to the farmers before the end of financial year 2018-19.

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Singh also told that the details of 4.71 crore farmers have been uploaded by 33 states & Union Territories and 3.11 of them were found eligible after authentication. He said the 1st installment has been transferred to around 2.75 crore cultivators and requests have been made for transfer to additional 22 lakh farmers.

The Minister added that details of 1.65 crore beneficiaries were sent back to the States for rectification, which is still pending with them.

He said more than 40 % of the eligible farmers in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar have already received the 1st installment.

25 to 40 per cent of the beneficiaries in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir and Dadra & Nagar Haveli too have received installment.

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