New Delhi. The wait for the 7th installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kisan Yojana) has come to an end amid the long-running farmers’ protest against the new farm laws. The next installment of 2,000 rupees of PM Kisan Yojana will reach the bank accounts of the farmers within 15 days. It is being told that the government can send this installment to the account of farmers on December 25, on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Let the farmers know that the installment of the scheme is sent in April, August and December. Till now the installment reaches the account in the first fortnight of the month. However, this time it has not happened yet.
Installment will be put in the account of 9 crore farmers
Under the scheme, both the installments of April and August this year were got to the farmers within the first 15 days. This helped the farmers to buy essential commodities for farming in the midst of Coronavirus Crisis. Regarding the installment this time, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture said that all preparations have been completed to add Rs 2,000 to the account of 9 crore farmers. As soon as the order is received, the money will be transferred to the farmers’ account. He told, ‘The government has to decide whether to install the installment money in a lump sum or in the bank accounts of the farmers in a phased manner.’
The Agriculture Ministry official said that the installment is delayed due to the top officials engaged in dealing with the farmer movement. Explain that under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, money is given only after verifying the revenue records, Aadhaar number and bank account number of the farmer applying on behalf of the state governments. Due to agriculture being a state, installment is not given till verification by the state government. After verifying the state government, the FTO is generated and the central government puts the money in the account. According to sources, 1.3 crore farmers have not been able to get the benefit even after applying the records or due to lack of Aadhaar card.