Hyderabad, Feb.5 (PMI): Telangana Chief Secretary SK Joshi today said Union Agriculture additional secretary Vasudha Mishra has expressed hope that the Telangana State government will implement the proposed “Pradhan Manthri Kisan Samman Nidhi” scheme for the benefit of the farmers.
The Union official held talks with Joshi and officials of Agriculture and others at the Secretariat here on the proposed farmers’ scheme by the Centre. Joshi said Vasudha Mishra explained about the Central scheme that will benefit the farmers across the country. The Centre was planning to distribute Rs 6,000 to each farmer as part of the new scheme and the State government will have to implement it properly.
Vasudha Mishra also discussed about the implementation of Rythu Bandhu scheme, plan and implementation and benefits to the farmers and its effect at field level. The flagship program of Rythu Bandhu was being replicated by many other States and the Centre was also adopting a similar scheme to help the farmers to overcome the farm-related problems, mainly financial investment.
The Centre plans to implement the program from December 1, 2018 and wants to distribute Rs 6,000 to the farmers. The Centre plans to give Rs 2,000 each in three installments directly without the intervention of the State governments. The Centre has allotted about Rs 75,000 crore for PMKSN for 2019-20 financial year and Rs 20,000 crore will be spent for 2018-19 financial year to help the farmers.(PMI)