No Bangladeshi national applied for scheme at Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg: Tomar
Geetanjali Minhas | August 1, 2023 | Mumbai
Rs 5654.625 crore has been transferred to PM-Kisan beneficiaries during 2022-23 in Maharashtra, Union agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday.
In reply to an unstarred question from Vinayak Raut and Sanjay Jadhav of Shiv Sena (UBT) in the Lok Sabha, the minister gave out details of amounts since inception of the scheme. He said Rs 436.815 crore was transferred to beneficiaries in 2018-19, Rs 4898.806 crore in 2019-20, Rs 6671.801 crore in 2020-21, Rs 6431.384 crore in 2021-22 and Rs 5654.625 crore was distributed in 2022-23.
The minister also stated that no application was registered for any Bangladeshi for availing benefits of the PM-KISAN scheme in the Ratnagiri–Sindhudurg constituency of Maharashtra.
He said, as per information received from the state government, a committee was appointed under the chairmanship of sub-divisional officer (revenue), Kudal to investigate the matter and according to the committee’s report no Bangladeshi has submitted any application to avail the benefits of the PM-KISAN scheme at Digas village in Kudal Tehsil, Maharashtra.
Being implemented since December 1, 2018, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is one the largest central sector schemes to supplement financial needs of the land holding farmers of the country subject to certain exclusion criteria with regards to higher income status.
The PM-KISAN scheme is applicable only to the citizens of the country only and provides financial benefit of Rs 6000/ annually, in three equal installments to beneficiary farmers which is transferred into their Aadhaar seeded bank accounts. More than Rs 2.60 lakh crore has been disbursed to over 11 crore farmer families under the scheme.
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