Agartala, Nov 16, 2023, ENEWSTIME Desk
A total of Rs. 44 crore 59 lakhs has been transferred to the bank accounts of 2 lakh 22 thousand 955 farmers in Tripura under the 15th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM Kisan) scheme, Agriculture Minister of State, Ratan Lal Nath revealed at a press conference held at the secretariat in Agartala on Thursday.
The PM Kisan scheme is a central government initiative that provides financial assistance to eligible farmers across the country. Under the scheme, each eligible farmer receives an annual financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 in three installments of Rs. 2,000 each.
Speaking at the press conference, the Agriculture Minister highlighted the significant impact of the PM Kisan scheme on the lives of farmers in Tripura. He mentioned that since the inception of the scheme in 2018, a total of Rs. 640 crore 43 lakhs has been disbursed to the bank accounts of farmers in the state. He also shared district wise breakup of the disbursed amount.
"The PM Kisan scheme has played a crucial role in enhancing the financial well-being of farmers in Tripura. The timely release of financial assistance under the scheme has helped farmers meet their agricultural input costs and improve their overall living standards," stated Minister Nath.
The Agriculture Minister further informed that the monthly income of farmers in Tripura has witnessed a substantial increase during the current state government's tenure. He revealed that the monthly income of farmers in the state has increased from Rs. 6,580 in the 2016-17 financial year to Rs. 11,996 in the 2020-21 financial year.
"The state government is committed to providing all necessary support to farmers to enhance their productivity and income. We are working towards achieving the target of increasing the monthly income of farmers in Tripura to Rs. 13,590," asserted Minister Nath.
The PM Kisan scheme has been widely appreciated by farmers across the country, including Tripura. The scheme has provided much-needed financial support to farmers, helping them to improve their agricultural practices and livelihoods.