Lok Sabha gives green signal to demands for grants of agriculture, rural development ministries

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The Lower House of the Parliament on Wednesday gave its nod to the demands for grants for ministers of rural development, agriculture and farmers welfare for 2019-20. The demands for the grant was cleared by the voice vote.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, earlier in the day, Rural Development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hailed PM-Kisan Scheme. Talking about the scheme, Union Minister said, the initiative was a significant step to help small and marginal farmers.

Talking about the figures, Union Minister said, Out of the total 14.5 crore farmers in the country, 12.5 crores had less than 10 bigha land and their average income was on the
lower side.

Hailing PM Modi, Minister said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PM-KISAN Scheme keeping in mind these farmers”. He added that the money had gone straight to the accounts of farmers in states which had given their lists.

“A sum of Rs 87,000 crore is going directly in the pockets of farmers,” he said.

Prime Minister formally Launch the PM-KISAN Scheme on February 24 with the implementation of Rs 75,000 crore Scheme and distributed the first Instalment of Rs 2000 to over one crore farmers during his Visit to Yogi Adityanath‘s Bastion Gorakhpur and Prayagraj’s Kumbh.

PM-KISAN Yojana was announced in this year’s Union Budget. The Kisan scheme, launched to address farm distress, guarantees 6,000 annually to farmers with less than 2 hectares of land, in three installments.

As proposed, the amount is being released in three 4-monthly installments of Rs. 2000 each over the year, to be credited into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries held in destination banks through the Direct Benefits Transfer mode. The first installment was due from December 2018, second on April 1 and so on.

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