PM releases 8th instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN

PM releases 8th instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN

Highlights:

·         For the first time, farmers of West Bengal will benefit from this scheme

·         Wheat procurement at MSP has set new records this year

·         Government is fighting COVID-19 with all its might

·         Union Agriculture Minister thanks Prime Minister for the focus on Gaon, Garib and Kisan

Brief Overview:

PM Shri Narendra Modi released 8th instalment of financial benefit of Rs 2,06,67,75,66,000 to 9,50,67,601 beneficiary farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 14th May, 2021, via video conferencing. Prime Minister also interacted with farmer beneficiaries during the event.  Prime Minister appreciated some persons during Video Conferencing for their efforts and initiatives.

Government of India is constantly trying to provide new solutions and new options in farming. Promoting organic farming is also one of such effort. Organic farming delivers more profit and is now being practiced across the nation by young farmers.

Relaxations provided Amid Covid-19 Pandemic:

Kisan Credit Card’s deadline has been extended and instalments can now be renewed by 30 June, 2021.

More than 2 crore Kisan Credit Cards have been issued in recent years.

State-wise farmer beneficiaries and amount transferred are as follows:

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PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is one of the most comprehensive scheme. Government has transferred more than Rs. 20 thousand crores to bank accounts of nearly 9.5 crore farmers under PM Kisan. The Agriculture Ministry is putting all-around efforts to achieve 100% saturation under the PM Kisan scheme.

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