Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana proves to be a balm for the farm community

Lucknow: May the farmers of the country and Uttar Pradesh be happy. This is the goal of the Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath government. The double engine government is also making every possible effort for this. Increasing production is an important component of this. The most important role in increasing the production is the timely availability of agricultural inputs. Cash is needed for agricultural investment. In this context, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kisan) is proving to be a lifeline for crores of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

This amount, which is given in three installments of Rs 2000-2000 each during Rabi, Kharif and Zayed crop season, may seem small, but the small-marginal farmers who are getting it are necessary agricultural investment seeds, seeds in the crop season. Do not depend on anyone for fertilizers and water.

Under this scheme, till December 2022, a total amount of Rs 51639.68 crore has been deposited in the accounts of eligible farmers through DBT. Since Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of such farmers. Therefore, the farmers of this region are also getting the maximum benefit of the scheme.

It is noteworthy that Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of villages in the country. Considering the exception of villages adjacent to big metros, then the source of livelihood of these villagers is agriculture. All of them are benefiting from this scheme.
It is worth mentioning that this Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was started from December, 2018 with the objective of increasing the income of the farmers and providing timely necessary agricultural investment.

Apart from this, the government is also providing social and economic security to the small and marginal farmers of the state through schemes like Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan (PMKMY), Kisan Credit Card, Crop Loan.

For example, under the PMKMY scheme, there is a monthly pension scheme of Rs 3000 for male and female farmers who have completed 60 years of age. According to the updated data of the scheme, till January 5, 2023, cards have been made available to 2.49 lakh beneficiaries for this.

In this sequence, financial and social security is being given to the willing and needy farmers through Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. In order to make the amount of compensation available to the farmers on time, in Kharif 2022 of the year 2022-23, 23.08 lakh insured farmers (2.94 lakh non-loanee farmers) were insured in 16.45 lakh hectare area, in which unsuccessful sowing / mid-stage / under local disaster Compensation of Rs 105.18 crore has been made.

Compensation of Rs 900.28 crore has been paid to 9.92 lakh insured farmers for the financial year 2021-22. Against the target of 94506.56 crore crop loan distribution set for Rabi 2022-23, a loan of Rs 3020666.09 crore has been disbursed till the month of December, 2022. In this sequence, against the target of 65.22 lakh Kisan Credit Card distribution for 2022-23, the Yogi Government has distributed 42.79 lakh Kisan Credit Cards by December, 2022.

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