Bhubaneswar: The State Government had given a list of 10 lakh farmers for the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Out of it, 9.42 farmers have been found eligible by the Centre to get Central financial assistance under the scheme. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat informed this at a function held here marking the nation-wide launching of the PM-KISAN programme by Prime Minister Modi in Uttar Pradesh.
The scheme offers 100 per cent Central financial assistance. Rs 6,000 will be provided in three equal instalment of Rs 3,000 annually to all small and marginal farmer families who possess total cultivable holding of up to two hectares. Commenting on the State’s KALIA scheme, Sekhawat slammed the State Government for not including all deserving families. “Names of 40 to 45 lakh farmers have not been included in the list of beneficiaries provided by the State,” said Shekhawat