Govt to transfer Rs 2,000 under PM-KISAN scheme to 8.69 cr farmers in April 1st week
Announcing the relief measures within 36 hours of nationwide lockdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman said: "Farmers receive Rs 6,000 annual from PM-KISAN. We will now be giving the first installment of that as a front-loaded matter, so that at the beginning of the year they will get Rs 2,000".
This will benefit immediately 8.69 crore farmers who feed 1.3 billion population, she added.Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of Rs 6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank accounts of the farmers, subject to certain exclusion criteria relating to higher income status. LUX BALBAL
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