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9.42 lakh farmers to get PM-KISAN financial assistance in State

24/02/2019 at 4:05 PM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government had given the list of 10 lakh farmers for the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) yojana. Out of it 9.42 farmers have been found eligible by the Centre to get Central financial assistance under the scheme.

This was informed Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department (MoS) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday at a function here marking the nation-wide launching of PM-KISAN by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gorakhpur.

The scheme offers 100% Central financial assistance. The scheme promises Rs 6,000 annually to all small and marginal farmer families who possess total cultivable holding of up to two hectares.

Last week, the State Government has agreed to share the first list of beneficiaries under its own farm-intervention programme for the Centre’s cash-transfer scheme.

The State Government is implementing KALIA scheme that covers sharecroppers and landless agriculture labour as well. Under the scheme the Government is providing Rs 10,000 per year in two instalments to each beneficiary farmer.

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