Bhubaneswar: Odisha Govt to launch Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme on February 24. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi says PM-KISAN will be implemented in Odisha. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme will be launched on February 24.
A list of 12.45 lakh small & marginal farmers to be given to Centre in the first phase says State Chief secretary after a high-level meeting in Bhubaneswar.
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is an initiative by Government of India in which 120 million small and marginal Indian farmers who have less than 2 hectares (4.9 acres) of landholding will get upto ₹6,000 per year as minimum income support. The scheme was announced by Piyush Goyal during the 2019 Interim Union Budget of India on 1 February 2019. The scheme will cost ₹75,000 crore (US$10 billion) per annum and will come in effect from December 2018. INR 6,000 per year will be paid to each eligible farmer in three instalments and will be deposited directly to their bank accounts.