New Delhi: The Union Agriculture Ministry said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to distribute the next tranche of PM-Kisan, the direct cash-transfer scheme for farmers. It will be the payments worth ₹18,000 crores to 80 million farmers. He is also going to talk with some of them through video conferencing on Christmas Day.
It was launched on February 24, 2019, when the first installment was paid. Hindustan Times quotes an official as saying, “It will be a freewheeling conversation. The Prime Minister is likely to talk about the new farm laws and how they will benefit farmers.”
Under PM-Kisan, the government provides income support of ₹6,000 a year to farmers with a valid enrolment, paid in three equal cash transfers of ₹2,000, one every four months.
The union government gives financial support of Rs. 6,000 a year to farmers under the PM-Kisan scheme. The money is paid in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 every four months.
It is expected that Narendra Modi is going to ask them several random questions about how this scheme has benefited them. The official further said, “Take a briefing from them on what they are growing and what else they want to see done for them ahead of the budget.”
According to the official on the day of interaction with PM Modi, the farmers from all across the nation will be connected online through panchayat for the interaction.
He also said that the Prime Minister also wants to utilize the interactive session to get feedback on the ground realities of farming.
The Modi government has sloped up its effort of farmers even with a huge, progressing tumult by many farmers who have surrounded Delhi and are requiring the rejection of a bunch of farm-reform laws. The protest entered its 26th day on Monday.
PM Modi and other BJP leaders have been habitually clarifying the advantages of farm reform changes and frequently guaranteed farmers that the current government upholds the system, including least help cost, and agribusiness mandis will proceed.