Government also increased allocation for rural development and agricultural irrigation
Apart from this, an allocation of Rs 1.44 lakh crore was made in the financial year 2020-21 for rural development. In its first financial year (2019-20), it was Rs 1.40 lakh crore. The amount of allocation under the Prime Minister Agricultural Irrigation Scheme was increased from Rs 9,682 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 11,217 crore in 2020-21.
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Farmers say that an amount of Rs 500 per month is not sufficient under the PM-Kisan scheme. It takes 3-3.5 thousand rupees for a paddy crop in an acre of land. At the same time, if wheat is cultivated, then it costs 2-2.5 thousand rupees. In such a situation, farmers with a little more land are not getting benefit from this scheme. The government should increase this amount so that farmers can get some more relief.
The seventh installment reached the account of 9 crore farmers
PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is a scheme to get 100 percent funds by the central government. The central government started the scheme from December 2018, under which Rs 6,000 is transferred annually to small and marginal farmers in their bank accounts. This scheme can be availed by the farmers who do not have more than 2 hectares of land. State governments and union territories identify eligible farmers under this scheme. On 25 December 2020, PM Modi transferred about 18,000 crore rupees to the account of 9 crore farmers.
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Who can get benefits under this scheme and who cannot
>> Farmers who are former or present constitutional post holders, current or former ministers, mayors or district panchayat presidents, MLAs, MLCs, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs will be considered out of this scheme. Even if they do farming.
>> Officers in the central or state government and farmers receiving more than 10 thousand pension are not benefited. The rest will be eligible.
>> Professionals, doctors, engineers, CAs, lawyers, architects, whoever does farming, will not get any benefit.
>> Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV / Group D employees of Central and State Government will get benefits.
>> Farmers who paid income tax in the last financial year will be deprived of this benefit.