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How Thousands of Farmers Can Benefit By Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme?

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Around thousands of farmers in Chamarajanagar district have not yet got their installment under the Union government’s ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ scheme. As per the Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, farmers are paid Rs 6,000 per year, in three installments of Rs 2,000 each.

Approximately, 1,11,199 farmers of the district has registered under the scheme. From which 1,01,878 farmers have been identified for the PM’s scheme. However, the registration of the remaining farmers is delayed due to non-availability of proper documents and other issues.

From 1,01,878 farmers identified for the scheme, 97,597 have been disbursed the first installment. Whereas, 96,966 have received the second and 64,405 have received the third installment. As per the details available, as much as 4,281 farmers have not received the first installment, 11,912 farmers the second installment and 37,473, the third installment.

Approximately 97% of farmers have received the first two installments and 63% of them the third installment. Over all, the Union government has settled Rs 51.79 crore to the farmers till date.

On the contrary, officers of the Agriculture Department has claimed that the farmers, who have provided their Aadhaar number, bank account number and self declaration have been benefited under the scheme and the money is deposited in their account.

However, according to sources, the ones having problems in bank accounts and others are facing the delay. All measures have been taken to resolve the issues. The details of the farmers are being uploaded online every day. The farmers will get money in their accounts after their problems are sorted out.

Joint Director of Agriculture department H T Chandrakala told Deccan Herald (media organization) that the money being deposited to the farmers account under Kisan Samman scheme is a continuous process.

The farmers can still register and apply for the scheme. If all the information provided is accurate, the money automatically gets deposited to their accounts.

Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene District President Honnuru Prakash said, “Not only the Kisan Samman Scheme, the farmers are not able to benefit from other government schemes due to errors in the documents related to bank accounts, Aadhaar and others. The district administration should take measures to resolve the issues faced by farmers.”

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