Delhi government agreed to Implement PM-KISAN

Published on October 22, 2019
Current context: Delhi government has approved the implementation of the central scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).
Delhi government agreed to Implement PM-KISAN 
  • The PM-KISAN scheme was announced on 1st February 2019, during the interim budget presented by stand-in Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • The scheme aims to supplement the needs of the Small and Marginal farmers in crop production and its yield and improve their income.
  • The scheme credits an amount of Rs 6000 in 3 instalments into farmers account through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) i.e. Rs 2000 in each instalment.
  • The scheme has a total budget of Rs 75,000 crore and covers over 1 crore small and marginal farmers.
  • West Bengal and Delhi Governments had earlier refused to implement the scheme. But Delhi Government has now sent names of 11,000 farmers for availing the benefits.
  • The scheme was first implemented by the Telangana government as Rythu Bandhu scheme, in which a certain amount was given to eligible farmers.

Question: 

Q.1 Choose the correct statement about the scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme? 
  1. It covers Small and Marginal farmers
  2. It covers landless farmers
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

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