Rs 1,364 crore paid to over 20 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under PM-KISAN: RTI data

Elvera Bartels

The Governing administration has paid Rs 1,364 crore to 20.48 lakh undeserving beneficiaries beneath its ambitious PM-KISAN plan, a reply to a Appropriate to Information and facts (RTI) query by the Union Agriculture Ministry reveals.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM-KISAN) was launched by the Centre in 2019 and beneath the plan, an cash flow aid of Rs six,000 for each yr in three equal installments is paid to tiny and marginal farmer families owning put together land keeping or ownership of up to two hectares.

The Union Agriculture Ministry, in response to the RTI application, recognized two categories of undeserving beneficiaries who been given PM-KISAN payouts as “ineligible farmers” and “cash flow tax payee farmers”.

RTI applicant Venkatesh Nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) who been given the details from the federal government reported, “Much more than 50 percent (55.fifty eight for each cent) of these undeserving persons

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