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To transform the agrarian sector, a focus on deep-rooted structural issues is needed

-The Telegraph The BJP government must realize that it cannot and should not be done by income transfers alone A new scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, was announced in the interim Union budget presented earlier this year. It was stated that under this scheme farmers holding up to two hectares of land would be entitled to Rs 6,000 every year, to be paid from the budget in three equal instalments. There was a standard exclusion list

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On Day 1 of new govt, Cabinet extends PM Kisan to all farmers

-The Hindu Business Line 14.5 crore farmers will get Rs.6,000 annually in three equal instalments The Union Cabinet, which held its first meeting on Friday, decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM Kisan) to all farmers in the country irrespective of their landholdings. The Rs.75,000-crore PM Kisan scheme, first announced in the Interim Budget on February 1, was meant only for small and marginal farmers. According to the

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Tackling farm distress is high priority

tress by hiking the allocation for agriculture from Rs.56,000 crore to over Rs.1.4 lakh crore, taking the outlay to a record 5.2 percent of the budget. Among the highlights of the farm budget was the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, an income support scheme that promised the transfer of Rs.6,000 a year in three tranches. This is inadequate, as it translates to a meagre Rs.500 per month for a farmer. CRISIS OF PLENTY The farm crisis today is a

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Agri sector: No fireworks in the short term -Rajalakshmi Nirmal

d have given a booster shot to sentiments and there would have been instant lift in demand for agri inputs and FMCG. Now, with NDA, there is not much benefit that may flow immediately. But for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana which promises to put some cash in the hands of every farmer, all other promises made by BJP are measures that will bear fruit only in the long term.     The BJP manifesto had promised

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PM-KISAN: In UP last stretch, BJP finds some support among farmers -Lalmani Verma

zipur, Jaunpur, Phulpur: Last month, Raj Narayan Rajbhar, a resident of Saimalpur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur Lok Sabha constituency, had Rs 2,000 credited to his bank account under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). “My relative has received the second instalment as well,” he says. “I think the scheme will continue if the Narendra Modi government comes to power again,” he adds. Ghazipur votes on Ma

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'PM KISAN scheme to benefit just 38% farmers till polls conclude' -Saurabh Katkurwar

eaching all the intended beneficiaries. So far, close to 3.5 crore (28 per cent) of the country's farmers have been given Rs 2,000 as the first instalment through the direct benefit transfer under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN), with Uttar Pradesh alone crossing the one crore mark. Barring Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Lakshawdeep, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Sikkim and West Bengal, all the other 22 states and 5 un

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PM Kisan scheme: 'Centre has paid farmers around Rs. 10,500 cr so far'

, costing Rs. 10,500 crore to the exchequer, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said Tuesday. The government had announced that 12 crore farmers would be covered under the the Rs. 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme. Each farmers will get Rs. 6,000 per year in three equal instalments. Many states have not submitted data of beneficiaries. However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) allowed the Union Agricultur

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NYAY: No bridge between two Indias -R Ramakumar

is brand of their leader. In today’s narrative-driven world, success in branding is determined by one’s ability to tell the best story. A few weeks ago, Modi offered his story through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KSN), a scheme that promises to provide Rs.6,000 annually to every farmer household that has less than two hectares of land. Rahul Gandhi’s effort is to match it with an alternative offer: Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NY

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Necessary steps to ending poverty -Pulapre Balakrishnan

n-up to the elections now, schemes guaranteeing income to the poor through budgetary transfers have been announced by both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Actually, the BJP’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), paying farm households below a threshold ?6,000 a year, is already in place. An income-support scheme for any one section of the population is grossly inequitable. We can think of agricultural labourers and ur

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Promises to the farmers -Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja

ankalp patra (manifesto) promises to double farmers’ income by 2022-23, a reiteration of its earlier promise. Under that heading, it lists 29 promises/schemes. The most notable one is PM-Kisan (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana), which will be extended to all farm families. It promises to give each farm family Rs 6,000 per year. With an estimated 14.6 crore farm families as per the 2015-16 survey, this would cost about Rs 87,600 crore per

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