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How Agriculture Minister is making Speedy Implementation of PM-KISAN Scheme?

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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has asked for the support of state chief ministers for the effective and speedy implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to ensure expeditious transfer of benefits to farmers. 

Agriculture Minister said, “The PM-KISAN scheme will help farmers modernize agricultural practices and protect them from private moneylenders. The committed involvement of the administrative machinery is important for the timely implementation of the PM-KISAN scheme. 

Minister Radha Mohan Singh also requested in a letter to the chief ministers to provide able leadership for speedy implementation of this scheme so that the eligible small and marginal families are transferred the entitled benefits expeditiously so that they can move towards prosperity with renewed enthusiasm."  

He further added that "adequate funds" had been provided in the Supplementary Budget 2018-19 as the scheme would be effective from December 2018, and operational guidelines had been sent to the chief secretaries of the states. The selection of the eligible small farmer families must be done by the state governments by providing the Central online portal of the scheme with their essential details like bank account numbers so that the first installment of the benefit can be transferred to them. 

Not to forget that in the Interim Budget, the government had announced Direct Income Support of Rs 6,000 per year to 12.5 crore small and marginal farmers with landholdings of up to 2 hectares under the kisan scheme. 



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