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CM Khattar Announces Scheme for Farmers’ Families with Income below Rs. 15,000 A Month

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the "Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi" scheme for farmers of the state cultivating up to five acres of land and also to families having income less than Rs. 15,000 per month. 

Finance Minister Abhimanyu said, “The government will introduce a scheme to provide financial and social security cover to families of farmers and the workers of unorganised sector.” 

According to the scheme, each beneficiary family would be eligible for a financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 every year and each family will have to nominate a member to avail this benefit. There will be two categories, the beneficiary under the age group of 18 to 40 years and the beneficiary under the age group of 40 to 60 years. 

In the first category, there will be four options to avail the financial assistance, stated an official statement while giving details of the scheme. 

Under the first option, the families can receive Rs. 6,000 every year, which will be deposited in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 in the bank account of head of the family. 

In the second option, a family has to nominate a member to avail the benefit and he or she will get Rs. 36,000 after completion of five years. 

However, in the third option, the nominated beneficiary will get pension of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years, which would depend up on the age of the beneficiary at the start of the scheme. 

In the fourth option, the nominated beneficiary will get Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 after five years, which would depend upon the option selected by the nominated beneficiary. 

The nominated beneficiary could choose for options of insurance cover under the current scheme. The premium of it would be paid by the state government. 

The scheme includes insurance of Rs. 2 lakh on natural death, insurance of Rs. 2 lakh for accidental death, insurance of Rs. 2 lakh for permanent disability and insurance of Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability. 

Also, if nominated beneficiary is also covered under the Pradhanmantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, then the beneficiary after attaining the age of 60 years would be eligible for pension of Rs. 3,000 per month. The premium of which would be paid by the government, as per the statement. 

In the second category, if the age of a nominated beneficiary is between 40 to 60 years, he or she can receive Rs. 6,000 every year, which will be deposited in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 in the bank account of the head of the family. 

However, in the second option of this category, the nominated beneficiary would get Rs. 36,000 after every five year. 



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