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PM-Kisan scheme: Govt transfers Rs 5,215 crore to about 2.6 crore farmers in 37 days

In the budget, the NDA government allocated a sum of Rs 20,000 crore, to transfer Rs 2,000 each to farmers in the first installment by March-end, for the ongoing fiscal under the scheme.

 
 
The decision to provide soft loans comes a fortnight after the Centre raised benchmark selling price of sugar at factory gate by Rs 2 to Rs 31 per kg.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that without freeing farmers from the clutches of debts, their condition and that of their villages cannot be improved.
This initiative now comprises about 6,100 installations covering over 35,000 villages and serving over 4 million farmers.
The analysis of five years All India figures reveals that only in 30-53 per cent of cases, the Timely Reporting Scheme (TRS) is completed in time.
A draft 'Punjab State Farmers' Policy', put out for stakeholder consultations by PSFC identifies over a dozen key areas where government attention is necessary.
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