PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Big relief for 8.89 crore farmer families; Rs 17,793 crores released during Coronavirus lockdown
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana 2020 status check: GoI has released Rs 17,793 crores during the Coronavirus lockdown period from 24th March 2020 till date.
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana 2020 status check: In a bid to provide relief to farmers falling under the beneficiary list of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the Government of India has released Rs 17,793 crores during the Coronavirus lockdown period from 24th March 2020 till date. The move will provide for around 8.89 crore farmer families. The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare released the numbers on 20th April 2020 evening.
Informing about the working of the farmer welfare programme during lockdown under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare issued a statement saying, "The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during the lockdown period. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24th March 2020 till date, about 8.89 crore farmer families have been benefited and an amount of Rs 17,793 crore has been released so far."
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The statement went on to add that in order to provide food security during the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to distribute pulses to the eligible households under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY). About 107,077.85 MT pulses have so far been issued to the States and UTs. The distribution of pulses under PMGKY is to benefit around 19.50 crore household spread across 36 States and Union territories.
Under PMGKY, the States/UTs namely A&N, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat have commenced the distribution of pulses to the beneficiaries. Other States like Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have received the partial stock and will commence the distribution to the beneficiaries in phased manner as per their plan.
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