Sivasagar : PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur on Sunday which was simultaneously launched in Assam’s Sivasagaar and Hailakandi districts.
Speaking on the occasion in a programme held for the same in Sivasagar, Thowra MLA Kushal Dowari said the scheme will benefit the farmers of the district. “The successful implementation of the welfare schemes result in overall development of the state,” he said.
So far, 20,887 beneficiaries have been registered under the scheme in Sivasagar district. The scheme, with 100 per cent central government funding, became operational on December 1, 2018.
Under the scheme, an income support of Rs 6,000 per year in three equal installments will be provided to small and marginal farmers’ families having combined land holding or ownership of up to two hectares.
The scheme is estimated to cost the exchequer Rs 75,000 crore.
The state government will identify the beneficiaries and the funds will be directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries. The first installment for the period from December 1, 2018 to March 31 this year will be provided in this fiscal.
Small and marginal farmers will be provided with financial needs to aid their agricultural work with a cash support of Rs 6,000 for each farmer.
Hailakandi sub-divisional agricultural officer A. R. Ahmed said 39,940 small and marginal farmers of the district were selected as beneficiaries.
Quoting Aadhaar is mandatory for claiming benefits under the scheme, according to the government.