Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme has revealed a lot. The RTI response said that Rs 20 lakh, Rs 1,3.64 crore was given to ineligible candidates through this scheme.
Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme: Under the Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, Rs. 1,36464 crore has been provided to 20,446 lakh ineligible beneficiaries. The information was provided by the Union Ministry of Agriculture in response to information obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Let us know that the Prime Minister Krishna Samman Nidhi (Prime Minister-Kisan) project was started by the Central Government in 2019 and under it, marginal or small farmers or those who have less than two hectares of agricultural land will be given three equal installments of Rs. Is given.
In response to the RTI application, the Union Ministry of Agriculture said that two categories of ineligible beneficiaries have been identified, the first being ‘ineligible farmers’ and the second being ‘income tax farmers’. Venkatesh Nayak, an RTI applicant affiliated to the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), received the figures from the government.
“More than half (55.56 per cent) of the ineligible beneficiaries are in the ‘income tax payer’ category,” he said. “The remaining 44.41 per cent are farmers who do not qualify for the scheme.”
He said that according to media reports, the process of recovering the money given to the ineligible beneficiaries has started.
Nayak said the information obtained under the Right to Information Act-2005 shows that under the Prime Minister’s-Kisan scheme launched in 2012, disqualified candidates were paid Rs 1,3644 crore by 2020.
“The government’s own figures indicate that the amount went wrong,” he said.
According to the RTI applicant, there are five states – Punjab, Assam, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh – which have a lot of ineligible beneficiaries
According to the data, “Punjab tops the list with 23.6 per cent (i.e. 4.744 lakh) of the total ineligible beneficiaries, followed by Assam with 1.8 per cent of the ineligible candidates (3.454 lakh beneficiaries). 99 per cent (2.86 lakh beneficiaries) live in Maharashtra, so more than half (54.03 per cent) of eligible beneficiaries are in these three states alone. Read more – PM’s Kisan Mandhan Yojana: Farmers can get Rs 36,000 per year from Modi government, find out how
After that, in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, 8.05 per cent (1.6464 lakh beneficiaries) and 8.01 per cent (1.6464 lakh) beneficiaries live among the total ineligible beneficiaries, Nayak said. He said an unqualified beneficiary has been found in Sikkim, the lowest in any state. Read more – Mehbooba Mufti’s REC: 26 lakh carpets, 12 lakh beds, 40 lakh cutlets, find out
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