The income of farmers has witnessed 59 per cent surge in 2019. This was revealed in a Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households, Land and Livestock Holdings of Households of Rural India, 2019.
The survey was conducted from January to December 2019.
In an interview to English daily, Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal said, the objective of this survey as to get a comprehensive idea about the income situation of an agricultural household.
He said, the survey also showed that farmers’ incomes adjusted for inflation have risen by about two per cent.
Mr Agarwal said, a total of one lakh 58 thousand crore rupees has been released so far to more than 11 crore farmers’ families through direct transfer into their bank accounts under the PM-KISAN scheme.