Over 51 lakh farmers across Karnataka received a total of Rs 1,023 crore directly into their bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Monday.
An annual financial benefit of Rs 6,000 is provided to eligible beneficiary farmer families, payable in three equal four-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 each, under the PM-KISAN scheme.
“Since the launch of PM-Kisan, a sum of Rs 3,830.85 crore have been transferred to all eligible farmers of Odisha.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was present on the occasion, said West bengal has joined the scheme with more than 7 lakh farmers of the state getting the benefit today.
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Banerjee had written to the Centre, saying that she was ready to implement PM-Kisan and Ayushman Bharat schemes in West Bengal if the funds are routed through the state govt.
Claiming that 70 lakh farmers in the state have been deprived of the benefits of the programme, Dhankhar said the "palpable injustice" to them is "poor politics".
During preliminary investigation, the three officials were found directly or indirectly involved in the act.
The data showed about 2.51 crore farmers have not got even the second instalment and 5.16 crore of them were yet to get the third instalment.