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PM-Kisan: 8th instalment of over Rs 20,600 cr released
By TOG News service
May 14, 2021

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, MAY 14, 2021: THE Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth instalment of financial benefit of over Rs 20,600 crore to 9.5 crore eligible farmers of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme.

The disbursement, the first instalment of PM-Kisan for the ongoing financial year, will provide Rs. 2,000 per farmer family, with the yearly monetary benefits capped at Rs. 6,000 per family. Farmers in West Bengal have received the benefit for the first time under the scheme.

The PM also interacted with farmers from across the country and lauded their efforts in producing food grains and horticulture amidst the difficulties during the pandemic.

He said the government has set records in wheat and paddy procurement at Minimum Support Price (MSP). So far, about Rs. 58,000 crore for wheat procurement has reached the farmers' account directly.

Mr Modi also said that due to the pandemic, Kisan Credit Card's deadline has been extended and instalments can now be renewed by June 30.

He cautioned farmers and people living in villages against COVID-19 and urged panchayats to ensure proper awareness and sanitation.