PM will publish the ninth installment of Kisan Samman Nidhi today
August Kranti Day is expected to transform the lives of farmers as on August 9 (Monday) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will transfer over 4,720 crore rupees among more than 2.36 crore of UP farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.
As part of this program, Rs 2,000 will be given to each farmer for the months of August, September, October and November. The fund will be transferred directly to beneficiaries’ bank accounts, a government spokesperson said on Monday.
Under the central government Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, around 18 lakh farmers received Rs 32,500 crore. These farmers include those who received the funds once and also those who received them eight times in a row.
“The 9th tranche of the program will be released on Monday,” the official said, adding that more than two crore of farmers were associated with Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and that compensation of Rs 2,208 crore had been paid to more than 25 , 60 lakh farmers. under this regime.
He said that for the first time, over 433.86 metric tons of lakh of food grains were purchased by the government and over 78,000 crore rupees were paid to 78 23,357 farmers.
“So far, crop loans amounting to Rs 358,000 crore have been distributed to farmers. The government has also waived loans in the amount of Rs 36,000 crore of 86 lakh from small farmers and marginal farmers, ”he said.
The official said a record payment of Rs 6,80,708 crore had been made to farmers by the state government under various heads.
“If the measures taken by the government in the interest of the farmers and the amount granted under different headings are added, then this amount can reach up to Rs 10 lakh crore,” he said.
The official said that more than 45.74 lakhs from Uttar Pradesh sugar cane farmers received a record price of over Rs 140,000 crore between 2017-2021 and this shows the pro-farmer stance of the government.
“Uttar Pradesh is now the country’s largest sugar producer. New sugar factories have started production. The capacity of the closed Ramala sugar factory was increased and the factory was made operational. The closed sugar factories of Sambhal and Saharanpur are also operating now. Apart from this, the capacity of 11 private factories has also been increased. The Venus, Daya and Wave sugar factories were back in operation after being closed for about eight years. Ethanol factories have been installed in the cooperative factories of Sathianv and Najibabad, ”he said.