Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday transferred Rs 17,100 crore as the sixth installment of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi to the account of more than eight and a half crore farmer families of the country. On this occasion, he said that the satisfaction is that the goal of this scheme was being achieved. Farmers and peasant leaders say that this scheme brought great relief to farmers during the Corona period. The goal of this ambitious scheme of the Modi government was to provide financial assistance to the farmers without any leakage or middleman to help in agricultural work. Therefore, the central government devised a plan to transfer the amount of the scheme directly to the farmers’ account, which has proved to be a success and the beneficiary farmers are getting the entire money of the scheme.
The Prime Minister said in his address, “There is no bicharia in it.”
Under PM-Kisan, Kharif, Rabi and Zayed each season provides financial assistance of Rs 2000 to each beneficiary farmer family.
National President of the Indian Farmers Organization Rajendra Yadav told IANS, “There is no doubt that the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) is more for farmers than any scheme run by the Central Government for farmers.” Has gained It is possible for the farmers who need the documents such as land receipts, bank accounts etc. for registration, for which some expenses have to be incurred, but when money starts coming to their account then there is no scope for a middleman. & quot;
Yadav said that the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana or any other scheme leaves scope for the beneficiary’s money for middlemen as they are connected to him in some way and such complaints also come, but PM- This does not happen in the Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Pranab Kumar Bhramar, a well-educated farmer from Madhepura district of Bihar, said that India has a large population of smallholdings for which monetary help of small amount also matters. Under the PM-Kisan, each beneficiary farmer family gets Rs 6,000 in a full year in three equal instalments. Pranav says that it is a matter of rent to take it to the mandi after harvesting the crop, or even a small amount for the farmers to purchase seeds or fertilizers while planting the crop proves to be a big help for them.
He also told that farmers get all the money of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and there is no leakage in it. Pranav said that due to direct benefit transfer ie DBT, middlemen are not able to get anything in it.
The PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme was announced by the then Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the 2019-20 budget, although the scheme was implemented only from December 1, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi duly launched the scheme by transferring Rs 2000 to his bank account as the first installment of the scheme to each of the more than one crore beneficiaries of PM-Kisan during an event held in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2019. did.
Initially, under this scheme, only peasant families with two hectares of arable land were eligible, but in the second term of the Modi government, in the first meeting of the cabinet, the condition of two hectares of land was removed and all the farmers were included in it.
Farmers say that in the crisis period of the Corona epidemic, they got a lot of relief from the financial assistance provided under this scheme.
According to data from the Union Ministry of Agriculture, during the nationwide lockdown, 22 thousand crore rupees were transferred to the farmers’ account under this scheme.