On May 6, Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to Modi urging him to ask the Union Agriculture Ministry to release funds to the farmers of the state. (Pic-ANI)
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Mamta Banerjee has written an open letter to the farmers claiming that the decision to give benefit of the scheme to the eligible farmers in Bengal is the result of his government’s “continuous fight”.
Kolkata. After receiving the first installment of the fund on Friday under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee targeted the Central Government and accused her of not paying the entire amount. Banerjee wrote an open letter to the farmers and said that the decision to give benefit of the scheme to the eligible farmers in Bengal was the result of his government’s “constant fight”. He said, “The West Bengal government started the Krishak Bandhu Yojana in 2018, which has become a model for the entire country.” Banerjee said, “After this, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was launched in 2019. In comparison, the state’s program is better, because it gives more benefit to the farmers. We are considering adding more benefits to our scheme in the near future. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth installment of economic benefit to over 9.5 crore farmers of the country under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana through a video conference on Friday. was. Under the eighth installment, more than 20,000 crores have been sent directly to the accounts of beneficiary farmers through the world’s largest direct cash transfer (DBT) scheme. Banerjee also wrote a letter to Modi on May 6, urging him to ask the Union Agriculture Ministry to release funds to the farmers of the state. The Chief Minister said, “All of you should have got 18,000 rupees, but you have received very little amount. You would not have received this amount even if we had not fought for it. We will continue the fight till you get the full amount. ”According to sources, out of the 41 lakh who have registered for the scheme by the beginning of May, only 7.55 lakh farmers have been found eligible to receive funds. The state government had earlier raised objections to the central scheme payment method and other issues as well.
Under the Krishak Bandhu Yojana, farmers with one or more acres of land are given five thousand rupees every year.