AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
24 Feb 20, 01:00 PM
Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Under PM-Kisan Yojana 50,850 Cr Deposited in Farmers’ Account
o date, under the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan), Rs 50,850 crore has been deposited in the accounts of 8.46 crore farmers. The scheme has completed one year today, i.e. February 24.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, under the Prime Minister Kisan Yojana, 8.56 crore farmers have received Rs. 50,850 crore. However, according to the Agricultural Census 2015-16, the total number of beneficiaries under this scheme will be about 14 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the scheme from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on February 24, 2019 last year. Under this scheme, eligible farmers get annual assistance of Rs. 6,000 in three installments a year.
Source: Outlook Agriculture, February 22, 2020
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