AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
20 Feb 20, 01:00 PM
Farmers will get Rs. 36,000 annually, 20 lakhs have registered already!
New Delhi: So far, 19,60,152 farmers have registered under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana, a pension scheme launched by the Centre. Under this pension scheme, the government had decided to add 5 crore farmers with cultivable land up to 2 hectares in the first phase. In the second phase, all 12 crore small and marginal farmers will be added to it.
The central government had started the registration process for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana on 9th August 2019. Under PM-KMY, after the completion of 60 years of age, farmers will be given a pension of Rs 3000 per month i.e. Rs 36,000 annually.
According to the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, there will be no fees for PM-KMY registration. If a farmer is availing the benefit of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana then no separate documents will be taken for this.
Under this scheme, farmers can choose to contribute directly from the benefits received from the PM-Kisan scheme. In this way, they will not have to spend money directly from their pocket.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Haryana has the maximum number of farmers in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana is 4, 03,307. Next in line is Bihar with 2, 75,384 farmers adopting the PM-KMY. Jharkhand is third with 245707 enrolments, Uttar Pradesh is fourth with 2, 44,124 farmers and Chhattisgarh is fifth with 200896 beneficiaries.
Source: News 18, 15 February 2020
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