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Bihar lets down Modi govt, only 26% farmers have enrolled for Income Support Scheme -Samyak Pandey Bihar govt has blamed the Centre’s ‘complicated’ verification process for the low enrollment in the state, which has 16.19 million farmers. Patna: PM-KISAN, the Narendra Modi government’s flagship Income Support Scheme for farmers, has fared poorly in Bihar in terms of their enrollment. Of the 40,95,000 beneficiaries, just 26 per cent farmers have registered under PM-KISAN, a Bihar agriculture ministry official told ThePrint. The state has 16.19 million farmers — the second...

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Finance Ministry wants 2 'PM Kisan' instalments paid by month-end -Shishir Sinha

-The Hindu Business Line The Finance Ministry has asked the Agriculture Ministry to complete the payout of two instalments of Rs.4,000 to farmers under the PM Kisan scheme by September 30. This is to boost rural demand in the coming festival season. PM Kisan or Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is an Income Support Scheme. It provides Rs.6,000 in three equal instalments annually. Initially, the coverage was limited to small and marginal...

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PM's Income Support Scheme will benefit over 8 lakh large farmers -Vishwa Mohan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Extending the assured income support (PM-Kisan) scheme for farmers, approved by the new government in its first Cabinet meeting last Friday, will also benefit over eight lakh big landholders — having landholding size of 10 hectares (nearly 25 acres) and more — across the country. Though such big landholders account for merely 0.6% of total farmers in India, their numbers in some states, such as Rajasthan,...

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Tackling farm distress is high priority

-The New Indian Express Narendra Modi’s overwhelming win has pushed the burning issues around agrarian distress on the back burner; but once the victory euphoria dies down, these will be pushing for recognition again. A crash in prices of farm produce and the demand for remunerative prices, and waiver of back-breaking loans are some of the issues staring the new government in the face. The interim budget recognised the distress by...

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Can Rahul Gandhi's NYAY help Congress revive its fortunes in Rajasthan? -Asit Ranjan Mishra * Out of the 1.8 million people living in the Banswara district in 3.6 lakh households, 78% are tribals * With a 46.1% literacy rate, 91.3% of households earn less than ?5,000 per month Banswara, Rajasthan: When Ramchandar, 52, wakes up in his thatched house every morning in the hilly tribal village of Katumbi in Rajasthan's Banswara district, his first preoccupation is to fetch water from the nearest village at a distance...

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