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90,000 ineligible beneficiaries under PM-KISAN Nidhi scheme identified in Villupuram district

-The Hindu As of Sunday, around ₹7.5 crore in cash credited into the bank accounts of 20,500 ineligible beneficiaries had been recovered VILLUPURAM: The Department of Agriculture has identified as many as 90,000 ineligible beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN Nidhi scheme in the district and recovered ₹7.5 crore so far. A senior official on anonymity said that out of the 90,000 ineligible beneficiaries, as many as 38,000 were from Villupuram district while 60,000 were...

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PM-KISAN norms eased for Covid, TN probes Rs 110 crore fraud, 18 held -Arun Janardhanan

-The Indian Express The officials involved in the scam allegedly shared the login and password details with brokers. The latter, in turn, earned up to Rs 2,000 per beneficiary. Since March, two instalments have been paid out per beneficiary. Channai: THE Tamil Nadu government has discovered a scam amounting to over Rs 110 crore in the PM-KISAN Scheme, with money withdrawn fraudulently online with the help of government officials and local-level politicians....

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Farmers are paying more, even under schemes meant for their benefit -Ajay Vir Jakhar

-The Indian Express Each of the poverty alleviation programmes seems to have a recurring theme — being funded by the poor themselves. The rodomontade about heralding a new epoch of prosperity six years ago is gradually evaporating. It appears the PM is in the dark about the delivery of his government’s policies, just as the Congress leadership seems clueless about issues on the ground. Four specific pain points unmask the gap between...

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PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended -Bornali Bhandari, Santanu Pramanik and Sonalde Desai

-The Indian Express Given this uncertainty over the reach of PM-KISAN and its targeting, the relevance of the scheme needs to be carefully evaluated during this period. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is the first universal basic income-type of scheme targeted towards landed farmers. It was introduced in December 2018 to manage agricultural stress. Initially, the scheme was targeted at small and medium landed farmers, but with the declining growth...

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Rs 150,000 crore plus: the govt stimulus for rural areas post lockdown -Harish Damodaran

-The Indian Express That’s the actual liquidity pumped into rural areas by government post lockdown – through grain procurement, PM-KISAN and MGNREGA wages. There are many parallels one can draw between the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown (gharbandi) and demonetisation (notebandi), in terms of their impact on India’s farm economy. Both resulted in the same thing – demand destruction – albeit through different routes. Notebandi caused a haemorrhaging of liquidity from the predominantly cash-based farm...

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