Allegations of fraud have come up in the scheme named PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. Reports from Samastipur have claimed that 1593 farmers availed Rs 14.45 crore, while these farmers were not eligible to avail the benefit of the scheme.
What is the whole matter?
According to the report of Aaj Tak journalist Jahangir Alam, 1593 farmers in Samastipur were taking advantage of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme from the year 2019. Whereas they did not qualify to be beneficiaries. Because they were farmers who paid income tax. When their accounts were linked to Aadhaar, then the whole thing came to light. Now notice will be sent to these farmers for voluntarily returning this amount. Those who do not return will be booked.
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The mess in the plan is not only on this, and it is coming out in places too. According to the report published in ‘The Quint’, a total of Rs 6,000 has been sent under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi to the SBI bank account of former Chief of UIDAI and TRAI, Ram Sewak Sharma. According to the news, Sharma says that he did not register in this scheme. Even then they got registered. It is the responsibility of the state government. How did the state government verify without identifying it.
What are the farmers saying?
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana, we are getting 6 thousand rupees. There are some people who applied but they did not get even a single installment. There are some people who should not get money, they are also getting it. The only demand from the government is that those who should get it, give it to them.
What is PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana?
This scheme was started in February 2019. For the small farmers of the country. They are given 6 thousand rupees in a year. In three installments Beneficiary farmers should not have more than 2 hectares of land. Farmers who pay income tax also cannot take advantage of it.
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