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Budget 2019: Modi govt's new scheme offers Rs 6,000 directly into farmers' bank accounts

BusinessToday.In     February 1, 2019

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in its Budget speech announced a direct income support Rs 6,000 per hectare which will be transferred directly into the farmers' bank accounts.

Farmers, who own upto 2 hectares (5 acres) of land, will be given a direct income support Rs 2,000 every four months a year, which equals to Rs 6,000.

"This will be funded directly by the government of India," Piyush Goyal said in the Parliament.

The scheme, which will be applicable from 1 December 2018 and will cost Rs 75,000 crore to the Modi government.

Piyush Goyal said that this scheme will benefit 12 crore farmers.

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In a move that will benefit farmers across India, the FM also announced 2.5 per cent interest subventions for farmers struck by natural calamities. Adding to it, he announced 2 per cent interest subvention for animal husbandry and fisheries sector.

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