Centre disburses Rs 36,000 cr to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • PM-KISAN scheme was implemented in February this year and it aims aims to boost farmers' income

  • Under the scheme, the govt is providing Rs 6,000 annually in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers

  • The minister said around 7.6 crore farmers have been granted benefit till 30 November 2019 under the scheme

New Delhi: The Centre has so far disbursed around Rs 36,000 crore to beneficiaries under PM-KISAN programme that aims to boost farmers' income, Parliament was informed on Friday.

 Centre disburses Rs 36,000 cr to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

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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.

"As on 30 November, an amount of around Rs 36,000 crore has been disbursed under the scheme," Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

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. The amount is directly transferred into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019 17:15:37 IST