Ruchika M Khanna
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 29
Over seven lakh farmers in Punjab are bereft of the monetary help offered beneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana. It is because the state authorities continues to be attempting to determine the method to confirm those that have self-registered for this help are real land-owning farmers.
Until date, over 24 lakh farmers within the state have registered to get the minimal revenue assist from the Authorities of India beneath the scheme. Whereas the 17.50 lakh farmers, who had signed up for the scheme by the cooperative societies have been getting the profit and have acquired seven instalments of the help (Rs 2,000 in each), the remaining seven lakh are nonetheless ready to avail the profit.
The scheme gives revenue help of Rs 6,000 each year to farmers. This help is given in three instalments in a yr, and registered farmers have already acquired seven. Many farmers vent their ire on the state agriculture division for the executive delay in getting them onboard as beneficiaries beneath the PM Kisan Nidhi.
Jagmohan Singh Patiala, common secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta Dakaunda, mentioned although the minimal revenue assurance offered beneath the scheme was a pittance, it was nonetheless stunning that lakhs of farmers had been denied the assistance beneath the central scheme due to administrative/governance points. “Punjab has a excessive suicide price amongst debt-ridden small and marginal farmers. If offered an assured monetary help, this part of farmers might be prevented from taking any excessive step,” he mentioned.
Officers within the state Agriculture Division mentioned they had been attempting to combine the main points of the seven lakh self-registered candidates beneath the scheme with their land information. They mentioned these farmers who had registered by the cooperative societies have acquired seven instalments, and the eighth was anticipated to be launched to them by the GoI quickly.
Director Agriculture Punjab, Sukhdev Singh Sidhu mentioned the division was attempting to place in place a system for the mixing of particulars given by candidates with their land information. “A gathering for finalising the identical has been scheduled within the subsequent 10 days. As soon as this integration is finished, patwaris will simply should confirm and the eligible beneficiaries shall be enrolled,” he mentioned.