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Benefiting the ‘Annadatas’, Centre disburses Rs 36,000 cr to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme


New Delhi, December 7: Moving towards development and growth, the Central government has worked towards making things feasible for the farmers. In this regard, the Centre has so far disbursed around Rs 36,000 crore to beneficiaries under PM-KISAN programme that aims to boost farmers’ income.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme being implemented from February, the government is providing Rs 6,000 annually in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. Replying to a query in the Parliament, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “As on 30 November, an amount of around Rs 36,000 crore has been disbursed under the scheme.” Since it is an ongoing scheme and beneficiaries are added continuously, it is not possible to give an estimate of the expenditure till 2022, he said.

The minister said around 7.6 crore farmers have been granted benefit till 30 November 2019 under the scheme. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India. The amount is directly transferred into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.