PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Eight lakh ‘ineligible’ Jan Dhan account holders received benefits

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 29, 2021) In large-scale discrepancies unearthed in the distribution of benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in UP, close to 7.8 lakh ‘ineligible’ Jan Dhan accounts were found to be receiving Rs 6,000 each in the state. Of these, 2.3 lakh were found to be businessmen, … Read more

PM releases 8th installment worth over Rs 20,000 cr to 9.5 cr farmers under PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth installment of over Rs 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday via video-conferencing. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was present on the occasion, said West bengal has joined the scheme with more … Read more

Centre pays Rs 1,364 crore to over 20 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under PM-KISAN

The government has paid Rs 1,364 crore to 20.48 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under its ambitious PM-KISAN scheme, a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query by the Union Agriculture Ministry reveals. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM-KISAN) was launched by the Centre in 2019 and under the scheme, an income support of Rs 6,000 … Read more

After Mamata agrees to implement PM Kisan scheme, BJP promises to pay farmers arrears

Nandigram: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that the saffron party, after voted to power in West Bengal, will ensure that each farmer of the state gets Rs 18,000 in arrears under the PM Kisan scheme. The assertion of Vijayvargiya, the BJP’s West Bengal in-charge, came days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee … Read more

Modi trying to mislead people with distorted facts: Mamata on PM-KISAN in Bengal

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to mislead the people with half-truth and distorted facts over the non-implementation of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the state. She said the prime minister showed his apparent concern for the farmers through a televised address, instead of … Read more