Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday reviewed the work on the database being created for quick identification of eligible farmers for the PM-KISAN and other schemes
Tomar, in a virtual meeting with state agriculture ministers, asked states to complete the work of data verification and update at the earliest so that no eligible farmer is deprived of the benefits of the schemes.
The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme offers eligible farmer households with a monetary advantage of Rs 6,000 per 12 months, payable in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000.
“A database is being created for quick identification of eligible farmers for PM-KISAN and other schemes and farmers’ welfare schemes to be launched in the future,” an official statement said.
Since its inception in February 2019, the PM-KISAN has distributed 11 instalments. This scheme has transferred greater than Rs 2 lakh crore to roughly 11.37 crore eligible farmers, based on the report.
The advantage of PM-KISAN is just out there to farmers who personal land. The assembly was attended by agriculture ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Bihar.
The assembly was additionally attended by Union Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja and Additional Secretary Abhilaksh Likhi.
Today On September 2, Tomar will inaugurate the Gujarat State Center of Coconut Board at Bahumali Bhavan in Junagadh, as a part of an occasion commemorating the twenty fourth World Coconut Day.
The minister may even announce the winners of the National Awards and the Export Excellence Awards given by the Board.