As many as 8.36 crore farmer families have been benefited under the Union Government's flagship PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, in which the farmers receive Rs 6,000 into their bank accounts each year in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each, reports Hindu Businessline.
Apart from the 8.36 crore beneficiaries, around 1.2 crore more farmers have applied to be appended to the list of beneficiaries. However, they have not received any benefits yet owing to discrepancies in land records, Aadhaar card details or their failure to validate the bank account details, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday (4 January).
The latest instalment of Rs 2,000 will be credited into the bank accounts of the beneficiary farmers in March this year. Meanwhile, the total amount disbursed by the government under the scheme so far has reached a figure of Rs 50,029.74 crore, Tomar said in a written reply to a query.
It should be noted that certain states like West Bengal led by Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee are still to join the programme, as a result of which the farmers from the state are not enrolled as beneficiaries under the scheme.
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