Double bonanza for West Bengal farmers with rolling out of PM-Kisan scheme

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Calcutta: with the introduction of direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to small farmers in the Union Budget, West Bengal farmers are ready to obtain a double bonanza, since the state government has also given them a series of incentives similar to those of Lok Sabha elections. During his speech on the budget, Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) plan of Rs 75,000 would provide assured support to small and marginal farmers.

According to this program, the families of farmers who own vulnerable land, who have arable land of up to 2 hectares, will receive direct support to their income at the rate of Rs 6,000 per year, he said. The money would be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiary farmers, in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each.

The minister said that around 12 million small and marginal peasant families are expected to benefit from the plan, which will come into force as of December 1, 2018, and the first installment of the period until March 31, 2019 will be paid during this year. itself.

“I propose an outlay of Rs 75,000 crore for PM-Kisan for fiscal year 2019-20. I am also providing Rs 20,000 crore in the revised estimates of FY 2018-19,” he said.

The state government led by Mamata Banerjee had also announced two new schemes for farmers: grant Rs 5,000 per acre per year and another to grant Rs 2 lakh to the family of a grower or agricultural worker if he or she dies between 18 and 18 years. 60 years. “This is just a photocopy of our program, on behalf of the farmers, they are cheating the farmers,” Banerjee said in response to the Union’s budget.