Nearly 73 lakh T.N Farmers to benefit with Farmer Income Scheme

By Xappie Desk, February 02, 2019 12:34 IST

Nearly 73 lakh T.N Farmers to benefit with Farmer Income Scheme

Farmer Income Scheme benefited by small farming families which own two hectares of land or less, are set to receive a direct cash handout of Rs 6,000 a year, in three equal installments under the so-called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme,said the acting finance minister Piyush Goyal while tabling the interim budget for 2019-20 on Friday.
 
Nearly 73.4 lakh agriculturists in the Tamil Nadu State may benefit under the Central government's proposed income support scheme for farmers.
 
There are 62.24 lakh farmers, who have less than one hectare and 11.19 lakh holding up to two hectares, according to the provisional results of the Agriculture Census, conducted keeping 2015-16 as the base year and which were made public in October 2018.
 
However, a senior policymaker said that before implementing the scheme in the State, a drive to 'update and purify' the land records should be done, just as it's done in Telangana state where a similar scheme is in operation since April last year.



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