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Southern states had a higher proportion of indebted farm households in 2019, shows NSO survey

The Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India (NSS 77th Round), which was released recently, informs one about farm households' income in the crop year 2018-19 and indebtedness in 2019 (as on the date of survey), among other things. Prior to the recent report, Land and Livestock Holding Surveys (LHS) and Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural Households used to be...

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Centre Has Paid Rs 1,364 Crore To Over 20 Lakh Undeserving Beneficiaries Under PM-KISAN PTI Venkatesh Nayak of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative said more than 20 lakh "ineligible farmers" and "income tax payee farmers” had been paid, according to information revealed under the RTI Act. New Delhi: The government has paid Rs 1,364 crore to 20.48 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under its ambitious PM-KISAN scheme, a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query by the Union agriculture ministry reveals. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM-KISAN)...

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Good monsoon, govt support could revive rural demand -Ratna Bhushan & Sagar Malviya

-The Economic Times   Forecast of a normal monsoon and extension of PM Kisan scheme likely to boost rural income, say cos.   NEW DELHI| MUMBAI: Rural demand for groceries and daily essentials, which showed signs of slowing in the past three quarters, could revive after New Delhi extended the assured income support (PMKISAN) scheme for farmers. Expectations that rains would be normal this monsoon season should also lift buying power in the...

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Aadhaar seeding exempted for next PM-Kisan instalment too

-The Hindu Business Line The Union Cabinet has relaxed a condition that requires small and marginal farmers to seed their Aadhaar numbers with their bank accounts for getting the second instalment of payments under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme. While clearing the scheme on February 1, the government had made it mandatory for farmers with less than 2 hectares of land to get Aadhaar seeding done for the second...

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