Direct Benefit Transfer in schemes like Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) has already benefitted more than 8,71,54,788 beneficiaries, said Union Minister Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in a wriiten reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Tomar explained that under PM-KISAN Scheme, an amount of Rs. 6000/- per year is transferred in three 4-monthly instalments of Rs. 2000/- directly into the bank accounts of landholding farmers.
“As on 17.03.2020, financial benefit under the scheme has been transferred to 8,71,54,788 beneficiaries”, his replies read.
Time to time, suggestions have been received from Confederation of India Industry for improvement of agriculture sector, on which views are taken after due-diligence, he said.