How Modi govt managed to transfer funds to 2 crore farmers just 3 weeks after big promise -Remya Nair
Modi govt is looking to deliver first instalment to all 12 crore beneficiaries by 31 March but faces a host of challenges, including non-cooperative opposition states.
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government managed to transfer funds to nearly one crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme on 24 February, a little over three weeks after it was first announced in the budget, and within a week of first receiving data from the states.
The government has since transferred funds to another one crore beneficiaries, but achieving the target of 12 crore beneficiaries by the end of March remains a challenge.
Inadequate land records, lack of Aadhaar coverage in some states, as well as non-cooperative state governments in some opposition-ruled states like West Bengal are some of the challenges the scheme faces.
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