Govt disburses ₹15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN during lockdown

NEW DELHI : The government has disbursed the first instalment of ₹15,841 crore to 7.92 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme, since March 24, the day lockdown was announced to curb COVID-19. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of ₹6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank […]

Covid-19: Bank of Maharashtra launches financial support schemes

The bank is providing ‘Emergency Credit Line- Personal Loan Scheme- Covid 19’ in the form of term loan for all standard housing loan accounts Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has announced various schemes for the corporate, retail, and agriculture sector to ensure immediate financial assistance against the backdrop of Covid-19 crisis. “For corporates, BoM is providing […]

BoB launches four schemes for Agri sector

To help borrowers in the agriculture sector tide over the distress created by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bank of Baroda (BoB) has announced schemes where it will offer additional loans of up to ₹1 lakh to existing self-help group (SHG) borrowers and up to ₹50,000 to existing crop loan borrowers, among others. India’s third-largest public sector bank, in […]

COVID-19 Latest: Helpline Numbers Issued for Farmers for any Farm-related Issues amid Lockdown

Amid the nationwide lockdown to prevent the global pandemic COVID-19, the government has been taking several measures to give relief to its citizens. When the entire world is suffering from the nationwide lockdown, the Agriculture Department has launched helpline numbers to the farmers after the centre exempted agriculture and allied services from lockdown rule. Moreover, […]

Farmers allowed to sell their produce directly to retailers: Consumer Affairs Secretary

Farmers can now directly sell their produce to organized retailers such as wallmart instead of going through the yards of agricultural produce market committees during the Covid-19 lockdown. Consumer affairs secretary released the statement according to which the farmers will be able to sell their produce directly to the retailers as several mandis will remain […]

Coronavirus: 3 government schemes under which you will be benefited in this lockdown situation

Coronavirus: These government schemes will benefit you in this and after this 21-day lockdown situation. oronavirus threat: We are in that time now, where coronavirus is spread like anything and is everywhere. In this view, the Indian government has taken certain steps to control this widespread Covid-19 virus. Indian government is doing anything and everything […]

India Passes INR 170K Cr Covid-19 Package For Farmers, Daily Wagers

1.Farmers will get an instalment of INR 2000 under PM-KISAN scheme in April 2.Govt has increased the daily wages of workers employed under the MNREGA 3.INR 50 Lakh insurance cover for medical professionals has also been announced With small and medium businesses, agricultural units, farmers and daily workers hit hard by the nationwide lockdown in […]

PM-KISAN scheme being implemented across India except West Bengal

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said the PM-KISAN scheme has been successfully implemented across the country. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) has been implemented successfully across the country, barring West Bengal as the eastern state did not join the scheme, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of […]

PM-Kusum Scheme on Solar Agricultural Pumps and Renewable Energy

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme for sustainable development of agriculture in India. Note that PM-KUSUM is prominently led by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This scheme provides a reliable, renewable and sustainable source of irrigation to farmers using solar agriculture pumps. The scheme has three components which include: Decentralized Grid Connected […]

Almost 75% Farmers Did Not Get All 3 PM Kisan Instalments, a Year After Implementation

According to RTI and government data, even in the best-case scenario, the Centre has spent only 50% of the amount that was allocated under PM Kisan from December 2018 to March 2020. New Delhi: Less than three in 10 farmers received the Rs 6,000 that was due to them in the first full year of the […]