PM-Kisan: Was Modi Government’s Flagship Scheme Introduced Only To Win Elections?

The Logical Indian India

September 19th, 2019 / 10:20 AM

PM-Kisan Modi Elections

Image Credits: Pixabay

One of the flagship schemes of BJP government, (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) PM Kisan, is in news once again and for all wrong reasons. Not a single farmer in Uttar Pradesh which accounts for 25 per cent of country’s total farmers, has been paid the third instalment of PM-Kisan.

As per an Indian Express report a UP government official said that farmers should receive the payments within 2-3 days. 

The first instalment for the period December 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, was transferred in 2018-19 itself. As per reports, a large number of farmers were paid the second instalment in April. The scheme was supposed to cover 10 crore farmers by the year-end. But as the data suggests the number of beneficiaries declined drastically after the first phase.

The scheme’s third instalment of Rs 2,000 is due between August 1 and November 30. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Telangana are the top states which have disbursed the third instalment of 6 lakh, 14 lakh and 11 lakh respectively. In the third instalment, only 95 lakh farmers have been paid so far. The figure is equivalent to 59 per cent of the total farmers across the nation.

The PM Kisan scheme promised a direct transfer of Rs 6000 to eligible farmers in their bank accounts in three instalments of Rs 2000 each, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in May 2019.

Even the second instalment which was to be released by July has not yet reached 100 per cent of the farmers. As per the government data, 6.47 crore farmers benefited from the PM-KISAN scheme during the first instalment, while only 3.83 crore beneficiaries got the second instalment. 

One of the key requirements of the scheme is linking of Aadhaar cards with the bank accounts. The money is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. The first instalments reached the maximum number of beneficiaries as an alternate identity proof was allowed if a person did not have an Aadhaar card. The delay in payments with second and third instalments is reportedly due to benefeciaries either lacking Aadhaar Cards or their bank accounts not being linked with the Aadhaar database.

Also Read: Nallamala Forest Uranium Exploration: Telangana Assembly Passes Resolution To Not Allow Mining


Contributors

Written by : Shubhendu Deshmukh

Edited by : Shweta Kothari

Related Stories

PM-Kisan Modi Elections

PM-Kisan: Was Modi Government’s Flagship Scheme Introduced Only To Win Elections?

Mudra NPA Employment

Mudra Loans: Modi Govt’s Flagship Scheme In Questions After Rising NPAs, Failure To Generate Employment

PM-KISAN Scheme Extension

Central Government Announces Extension Of PM-KISAN Scheme To All Farmers

Exit Polls India BJP NDA

With NDA Predicted To Win 2019 General Elections, Know All About Exit Polls

“Will Popularise Cow Urine After I Win The Elections,” Says Sadhvi Pragya

Modi Farmer Scheme Launch

PM Modi Launches PM-KISAN Scheme, Rs 2,000 Transferred To Over 1 Crore Farmers

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

This Navi Mumbai Society Is Harnessing Solar Energy To Charge Cars

News

Al-Hind Takes Responsibility For Murder Of Hindu Leader Kamlesh Tiwari In WhatsApp Video

News

India’s First Sports University To Come Up In National Capital Soon

News

OYO Faces Backlash As 15-Yr-Old Boy Dies Of Electrocution In Delhi Hotel Room

News

Swiss Glacier Shrinks 10% in 5 years, Melting At ‘Record Levels’

News

“Do Not Blame British, Rewrite History From An Indian Point Of View,” Amit Shah

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.