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PM Kisan: Rs 2,616 crore Transferred to More Than 46 lakh Farmers

Union Agriculture Minister said that the Centre has taken all the essential steps to implement Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana – popularly known as PM-Kisan in all the states as well as Union Territories.

Abha Toppo
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So far, the Government has transferred Rs 2,616 crore to more than 46 lakh eligible farmers in West Bengal under its most successful scheme ‘PM-KISAN’, the Parliament was told on Tuesday (5 April 2022).

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister said that the Centre has taken all the essential steps to implement Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana – popularly known as PM-Kisan in all the states as well as Union Territories, including West Bengal.

Tomar also informed that there is no state-wise distribution of funds under PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.

He said the funds/installments under the scheme are disbursed through direct benefit transfer (DBT) mode into the bank accounts of farmers who are enrolled after proper verification by the States or Union Territories.

Agriculture Minister further told, "So far, as on 23rd March 2022, a total of 46,18,934 eligible farmers of West Bengal have been given the benefit of PM-Kisan Scheme, and funds amounting to Rs 2,616.14 crore have been distributed to them through various installments".

PM Kisan eKYC Update

As per information available on the PM Kisan website, eKYC is MANDATORY for all PMKISAN Registered Farmers. Please contact your nearest CSC centers for Biometric authentication. Aadhar based eKYC through OTP Authentication has been temporarily suspended. And the deadline of eKYC for all the PMKISAN beneficiaries has been extended till 31st May 2022.

PM Kisan 11 Installment to be released soon

Meanwhile, the Government is preparing to release the next installment under the scheme. Sources said that the Modi Government can release the 11th installment this week (most probably on 10 April 2022).

Is PM Kisan Beneficial?

PM-Kisan yojana is one of the most important and beneficial schemes for farmers in India. Under the scheme, the government provides financial assistance of Rs 6,000 per year to the eligible farmers. The amount is paid to them in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each. During the pandemic, it had helped crores of farmers in the country by providing them with money.

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