The central government has transferred a sum of Rs.15,841 crore to the bank accounts of a total of 7.92 crore farmers under the first installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme. Under this scheme, except for high income farmers, all farmers are given a total assistance of Rs. 6000 in three installments of Rs 2000 each in every financial year. Decisions are being taken in view of the epidemic crisis.
The government decided to distribute the first installment of the current financial year early in view of the crisis of the coronavirus epidemic. A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said that 7.92 crore farmer families have been benefited from the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana amidst the restrictions imposed from 24 March 2020 due to the Corona crisis.
Amid a nationwide ban, on 27 March, the government promised that it would add Rs 2000 of the first installment of PM Kisan to 8.69 crore eligible farmers of the scheme in their accounts in the first week of the new fiscal year. People have been barred from leaving their homes under the Corona virus.
Transport services are closed. This restriction is for 21 days. Its duration will be completed on 14 April. The government is taking such steps so that the class of farmers do not get out of their homes in the wake of earning bread and butter. Let us appreciate it and support our government, to battle against this virus together.