Jamshedpur : Farmers of East Singhbhum received their first and second installments of Pradhan Mantri Kisaan Nidhi Yojana at the Tata Auditorium in presence of district administration officials, MLAs and other guests. About 54000 farmers from all 11 blocks of East Singhbhum received their installment at the function.
Ghatshila MLA Laxman Tudu; Baharagora MLA Kunal Sarangi, Jamshedpur MLA East representative Pawan Agarwal, Jamshedpur MP representative Sanjeev Kumar along with zilla parishad chairperson Bullu Rani Singh and other PRI members were present in the programme.
The Government with a view to augment the income of the farm families is implementing a Central Sector Scheme, Pradhan Mantri KIsan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). With a view to provide income support to all land holding eligible farmer families, the Government has launched PM-KISAN. The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of the farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income. All land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) are to avail of the benefits under this scheme, as per the recent cabinet decision taken during May 2019. The revised scheme is expected to cover around 2 crore more farmers, increasing the coverage of PM-KISAN to around 14.5 crore beneficiaries, with an estimated expenditure by Central Government of Rs. 87,217.50 crores for year 2019-20.
Saurav Kumar Sinha, additional deputy commissioner, East Singhbhum said that some farmers who were already enrolled with the Pradhan Mantri Kisaan Nidhi in February received their installment today while those who were enrolled afresh after the general election received their first installment of Rs 2000. The amount is directly transferred to the farmers’ respective bank accounts from the Centre.
“ The scheme will give a boost to the farmers. Farmers need to fill an exclusion criteria that says their income shouldn’t exceed Rs 10,000, the farmers having cultivated land of two hectare or less than this will be understood eligible for this scheme and they should be a citizen of the country,” said Sinha.