PM-Kisan instalments may be increased by one tranche

While there has been no proposal yet on the government leveraging its savings under the PM Kisan Yojana, it does make room to increase the number of payment instalments. An increase in PM-Kisan instalments by one more tranche is likely in the offing, CNBC-TV18 reported quoting sources. However, the inclusion of landless farmers in the […]

Rs 17,000 crore under PM-KISAN released by PM Modi will benefit farmers from across the country: Tripura CM Manik Saha

Synopsis Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, the 14th instalment amounting to approximately Rs 17,000 crores was directly transferred to more than 8.5 crore beneficiaries, offering much-needed financial support to farmers. Chief Minister Manik Saha on Thursday said that the release of the 14th instalment of Rs 17,000 crore under Pradhan Mantri […]

Natural farming to be included in agricultural curriculum, says minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Synopsis The union minister informed that 100 per cent natural farming is being done in Dang district of Gujarat. In Himachal too, farmers are fast moving in this direction. Madhya Pradesh has planned it in 5,000 villages. New Delhi: The government will include natural farming in the curriculum of agri education, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra […]

Govt says number of beneficiaries under PM-KISAN has crossed 10 crore

Synopsis The definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children. The state government or the UT administration concerned identifies the farmer families which are eligible for support as per the scheme guidelines. Certain categories of higher economic status are excluded from the scheme. The ministry described the ambitious scheme as one […]

Prometheus Unbound: India Must Look to the Farmer for Way Forward

The low-intensive and high-potential agriculture sector should be the country’s best bet to recover from the economic losses caused by the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns. In his recent nationally televised speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly thanked the Indian farmer and the taxpayer in the same breath. The farmers though wear both hats as they […]

Farmers using cash scheme well: Study

The study found that beneficiaries were diverse and there was no “statistical evidence” of any bias in selection of farmers on the basis of caste, community or faith. A study of the impact of PM-KISAN, the Modi government’s income transfer scheme for farmers, has found that poor cultivators don’t squander the free money they receive, […]