The Rajasthan government has been accused of not
providing requisite information about farmers eligible for PM Kisan Samman
Nidhi Yojana. The scheme was recently launched from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
and 1 crore farmers were provided with the first instalment of Rs. 2000.
The centre had directed the states/UTs prepare
data base of beneficiaries of small and marginal farmers in villages.
The PM Kisan scheme seeks to a) provide assured
supplemental income to the most vulnerable farmer families, b) meet farmers’
emergent needs especially before the harvest season.
Under the scheme, a direct income support of Rs
6,000/annum will be provided to small and marginalised farmers. The financial
assistance will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiary
in 3 equal instalments
The government has defined a small and marginal
landholder family as the one comprising of husband, wife and minor children up
to 18 years of age, who collectively own cultivable land up to 2 hectare as per
the land records of the concerned states.