PM releases ninth installment of PM-Kisan and pitches for edible oil self-reliance

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Prime Minister of India has released the ninth installment under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi(PM-KISAN) scheme. Moreover, the PM has also announced a new initiative named ‘National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm(NMEO-OP)’. Click here to read about PM-KISAN scheme About National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm(NMEO-OP): Aim: The… Continue reading PM releases ninth installment of PM-Kisan and pitches for edible oil self-reliance

PM-Kisan norms eased for Covid, TN probes Rs 110 crore fraud

News: Tamil Nadu government has discovered a scam amounting to over Rs 110 crore in the PM-Kisan Scheme after clearance norms under PM KISAN were relaxed due to Covid-19 lockdown. Facts: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi(PM-KISAN): It is a Central Sector scheme launched in 2019. Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. Objective: To… Continue reading PM-Kisan norms eased for Covid, TN probes Rs 110 crore fraud

PM Modi to disburse Rs 12,000 crore to 6 crore farmers under PM Kisan

News: The centre will release third instalment of PM KISAN of Rs. 2000 for December 2019-March 2020. The Prime Minister will also distribute Krishi Karman Awards. Facts: About PM KISAN Scheme: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding from Government of India. It was announced in February 2019.… Continue reading PM Modi to disburse Rs 12,000 crore to 6 crore farmers under PM Kisan

Odisha govt. scheme to merge with ‘PM-Kisan’ yojana

News: The Odisha government has decided to merge its KALIA Scheme with Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana. Facts: About KALIA Scheme: “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” (Kalia) scheme of Odisha is a direct cash transfer scheme for small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers. It seeks to provide financial… Continue reading Odisha govt. scheme to merge with ‘PM-Kisan’ yojana

Loopholes galore in implementation of PM-Kisan

News: PM-Kisan scheme has kept out a large section of Indian farmers from its ambit due to design discrepancies. Facts: About PM KISAN: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India. It was announced by then Finance Minister in February 2019. Under the Scheme an… Continue reading Loopholes galore in implementation of PM-Kisan

Only one in four received PM-KISAN money

The Union Agriculture Minister has said that only one in four of the intended beneficiaries have received income support from the PM-Kisan scheme so far. The reason cited for the delay is a long verification process for selecting beneficiaries. The central government has thus announced that farmers will get benefits retrospectively from the time their… Continue reading Only one in four received PM-KISAN money

PM-KISAN Scheme extension to include all eligible farmer families irrespective of the size of land holdings

The Union Cabinet has approved to extend the ambit of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. This scheme can now be availed by all land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) under the scheme irrespective of the size of land holdings. The revised Scheme is now expected to cover around 2… Continue reading PM-KISAN Scheme extension to include all eligible farmer families irrespective of the size of land holdings

About 44% of PM-KISAN beneficiaries await payment from Centre

Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KiSAN) scheme,only 2.74 crore families or about 56% out of the total list of 4.92 crore names submitted by States have been paid so far.The deadline for first instalment of ₹2,000 is by March 31,2019.The remaining beneficiaries are still under process or are caught somewhere within the validation process.… Continue reading About 44% of PM-KISAN beneficiaries await payment from Centre