Each farmer in the state has been denied the benefit of Rs 12,000 due to the administration's refusal to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, he said.
Officials have recovered Rs 37 crore so far from illegal beneficiaries of the PM-KISAN scheme in the Villupuram and Kallakurichi districts.
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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.
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Under the PM-Kisan scheme, the central government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to the farmers.
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".
CB-CID officers arrested the seven employees on Sunday midnight and produced them before Villupuram Sessions Court judge
In a statement, Stalin discounted the contention of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami that the Centre’s system of allowing self-registration of farmers for the scheme had led to the irregularities
Money went into accounts of over 5 lakh fake beneficiaries across State in last few months
Many farmers who are ineligible for the benefit received the money from this by forging their documents.
In another major development in the probe into PM-KISAN scheme irregularities in Cuddalore district, CB-CID officials seized nearly Rs 68 lakh on Sunday.
Similarly, nearly 40,000 fake accounts were identified in Kallakurichi while Rs 3 crore was recovered from these accounts.
This happened only after the Government decided to merge the KALIA scheme with PM-Kisan in December last year.
When the nation focused on battling Covid, a big network of fraudsters devised plans and ate away PM-KISAN funds for which farmers were desperately waiting
During preliminary investigation, the three officials were found directly or indirectly involved in the act.
The scheme was implemented for farmers, wherein Rs 6,000 each will be credited to their bank accounts every four months.