Ahead of the parliamentary election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Rs. 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur today.
This will be done by transferring the first instalment of Rs. 2,000 each to over one crore farmers, as per media reports.
It is also being said another one crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days.
It need be mentioned that the central government had announced the PM-KISAN scheme in the interim Budget 2019-20.
It was said that government had so far been ignoring the woes of the farmers across the nation.
It is under this programme that Rs 6,000 will be paid to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land of up to two hectares per
year in three instalments.
Opposition leaders, however, say that the speedy implementation of the scheme was only in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.