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PM-Kisan scheme: Fisheries Ministry seeks inclusion of fishermen for benefits

Like farmers, the government has extended the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers in the budget for 2018-19 to help them meet their working capital needs. Till the last week of November 2019, only 8,400 fishermen were given the facility of KCC.

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  • Barring West Bengal, all other states and union territories are implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) which has benefited 8.45 crore farmers so far in the country, against the target of 14 crore farmers.

    The Congress on Saturday cited a Credit Suisse report to allege that the Modi government waived loans worth Rs 7,77,800 crore of "crony friends" in five years, and asked why it could not give debt relief to farmers.

    Under the PMFBY, which was launched in February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is mandatory for loanee farmers to take insurance cover under this scheme. Currently, 58 per cent of the total farmers are loanee.

    The Rajasthan budget is based on seven resolutions, including Nirogi Rajasthan and efforts are being made so that development is not interrupted in the state despite various challenges, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday.

    The PM-KISAN was formally launched on February 24 last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Under the scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of Rs 6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank accounts of the farmers, subject to certain exclusion criteria relating to higher income status.

    India had imported a record 5.8 mn tonnes of pulses in FY16, followed by 5.6 mn tonnes in FY18.

    The members of the board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have drawn finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s attention to the inefficacy of the government’s PM-Kisan Scheme and the plight of housing finance companies (HFCs) during their interaction with her last week.

    Satyadeo Narain Arya who was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today said that his Government has with a renewed mandate been working on all fronts

    The Cabinet has approved revamping of the crop insurance scheme to help farmers manage risks better and cleared a proposal to create 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs) to give cultivators economies of scale and better bargaining power in the market.

    Production of wheat during 2019-20 is estimated at record 106.21 million tonnes. It is higher by 2.61 million tonnes as compared to wheat production during 2018-19 and is higher by 11.60 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 94.61 million tonnes.

    Atul Bora, Assam Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, inaugurated the State Credit Seminar and released the State Focus paper 2020 prepared by NABARD. The Minister expressed his concern that credit to agriculture is on a decline as per data published by State Level Bankers Committee and NABARD.

    Farmers who opt to promote use of solar power under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme will be eligible to receive electricity for irrigating their fields during the day hours.

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