In the interim budget of 2019, Union Minister Piyush Goyal launched a scheme for farmers. The government has named this scheme PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
The central government has cut the budget of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi for the next financial year. After this cut, it is now believed that the government will accelerate the scrutiny of ineligible farmers.
In fact, due to the farmer movement, it was believed that the government could increase the Kisan Samman Nidhi, but compared to last year, the government has cut the scheme by Rs 10,000 crore. Let us tell you that in the interim budget of 2019, Union Minister Piyush Goyal started a scheme for farmers. The government has named this scheme PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. Under this, a total of 6 thousand rupees is given annually to the farmers in three installments by the government.
How much budget has been kept: A big allocation of Rs 65,000 crore has been made for PM-Kisan. The Modi government allocated Rs 75,000 crore for this Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in last year’s budget. In this respect, there is a deduction of about 10 thousand crores.
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In such a situation, it is now believed that new people will not be added to the scheme and scrutiny can be done among the old beneficiaries. Let us tell you that it was revealed in the past that the money of Samman Nidhi has gone to the accounts of about 20 lakh unqualified farmers.
How much budget the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has been allocated a budget of Rs. 1,31,531 crore for the year 2021-22 i.e. 5.63 percent more and half of it will be spent on Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Yojana.