The central government has announced a Kisan Samman Nidhi of Rs 18,000 crore to nine crore farmers on December 25, amid opposition to the agricultural laws on the Delhi border. This amount will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the farmers. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also interact with farmers of various states. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar told reporters that the Modi government is committed to the welfare and empowerment of farmers. The government has continuously improved the social and economic condition of the farmers and this process will continue further. He said that the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi is also part of this process. Under this, on December 25, the Good Governance Day, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, nine crore farmers will be transferred directly to the bank account in just two hours within 18 hours.
A large nation-wide program will be organized on December 25, which will include Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This program will be online and efforts are on to connect farmers at the block level. Participation of Union Ministers and officials is being ensured in every program across the country. Tomar said that on this occasion, the Prime Minister will also interact with six farmers from six states. Names have been sought from state governments for this. He informed that two crore farmers have registered themselves in the program to be organized on Good Governance Day.
Budget provision of 75 crores:
There is a budgetary provision of 75 thousand crores under the scheme. Under the Prime Minister Kisan Fund, 11 crore 4 lakh farmers have registered, out of which 96 million crore rupees have been paid to 10 crore 59 lakh farmers. The remaining farmers will not be given this amount due to technical or administrative constraints. There are 14 crore farmers in the country who may be eligible under this scheme.
Waiting for the response of farmer organizations: Tomar
On the question of farmer movement on Delhi border, Tomar said that problems of farmers will be resolved soon. The government is ready for discussion with anyone. Any law or policy is formulated based on the suggestions of farmers, organizations, experts and other stakeholders. It is constantly improving. The government has sent a proposal to the Sikan organizations and is awaiting their response. Farmers’ organizations will communicate with them whenever and wherever they decide to negotiate.