PM KISAN government would recover installments of scheme from 42 lakh ineligible farmers recovery notice issued achs– News18 Hindi

New Delhi. The Central Government is taking all possible steps to prevent the misuse of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). To prevent the fund from falling into the wrong hands, the installment of Rs 2000 released thrice a year is directly transferred (DBT) to the bank account of the farmers. Despite this, lakhs of people fraudulently took the installment of PM Kisan. Now the Narendra Modi government at the Center has sent a recovery notice of about Rs 3000 crore to more than 42 lakh such ineligible farmers. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told in Parliament that 42.16 lakh ineligible farmers got themselves registered under the scheme by fraudulently. Now Rs 2,992.75 crore will be recovered from them till 15 July 2021.

Most ineligible farmers found in Assam
Under PM Kisan, the central government transfers Rs 6,000 every year to farmers across the country in three equal installments. The highest number of such farmers has been found in Assam. In this northeastern state, 8.35 lakh ineligible farmers have taken advantage of the scheme. After this, 7.22 lakhs in Tamil Nadu, 5.62 lakhs in Punjab, 4.45 lakhs in Maharashtra, 2.65 lakhs in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and 2.36 lakhs in Gujarat (Gujarat) have fraudulently used PM Kisan Yojana. have taken advantage of. The government will recover Rs 554 crore from Assam, Rs 437 crore from Punjab, Rs 358 crore from Maharashtra, Rs 340 crore from Tamil Nadu, Rs 258 crore from UP and Rs 220 crore from Gujarat.

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Fake fraud of ineligible farmers caught in this way
Union Minister Tomar said that under the PM Kisan Yojana, the data of beneficiaries is verified from time to time through Aadhaar, Public Financial Management System and Income Tax Database. If any mistake is found in it, steps are taken to rectify it. During the process of verification, it was found that some ineligible beneficiaries, including some income tax paying farmers, got the benefit of the scheme. The aim of the government is to pass the benefits of the scheme to the genuine farmers. Keeping this in mind, the government has also sent a notice to the ineligible farmers of this scheme to recover the money.

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