Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with one of the woman beneficiaries of PM-KISAN of Nimapara area in Puri district through a video conferencing programmme from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
She shared her experience with the Prime Minister that how the PM-KISAN will help farmers like her.
The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) was launched by the PM today, Under the scheme, Rs 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of upto two hectares.
The amount will be given in three installments of Rs 2000 each. The Scheme was introduced to augment the income of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs). It is estimated to benefit more than 12 crore small and marginal farmers.
The amount will be transferred directly to the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer. DBT will ensure transparency in the entire process and will save time for the farmers.