Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is setting the new success records in Rajasthan. So far 29 lakh farmers in the state have already applied for the center’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, under which each farmer will be entitled to Rs 6,000 per year as the minimum income support.
PM-KISAN is an initiative by the government of India under which small and marginal farmers who have less than 2 hectares of landholding will get up to Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support. The amount will be paid to each eligible farmer in three installments (Rs 2000 each) and will be deposited directly to their bank accounts.
According to Rajasthan cooperative department, forms of 29 lakh farmers have been received on the state cooperative department’s portal. Of the total, 25 lakh forms have already been sent to the Collectors for verification.
A boon for farmer across the country
The collectors are verifying those forms to identify the small and marginal farmers. Around 1.15 lakh forms have already been uploaded on the website of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. Taking lessons from the reported complaints from some states, we will implement it after proper verification. After the verification process is completed, we will generate funds transfer order (FTO), an i.e release of the first installment of Rs 2000.
The scheme was announced by union minister Piyush Goyal during the 2019 interim union budget on February 1. It will cost the government Rs 75,000 Crore per annum and will come in effect from December 2018.
However, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had attacked and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to woo the farmers for votes by announcing the scheme at the end of his tenure. He had also said that the scheme would not help Modi win the Lok Sabha elections.