Under the PM-KISAN scheme, launched in 2019, a monetary advantage of ₹6,000 per 12 months is offered to the eligible farmer households, payable in three equal instalments of ₹2,000.
The Centre has to recuperate ₹2,992.75 crore as on July 15 from 42.16 lakh ineligible beneficiary farmers registered for the central scheme PM-KISAN, with highest quantity to be recovered from Assam, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable Parliament on July 20, 2021.
The highest quantity of ₹554.01 crore has to be recovered from 8.35 lakh ineligible farmers in Assam, adopted by ₹437.9 crore from Punjab, ₹357.9 crore from Maharashtra, ₹340.56 crore from Tamil Nadu, and ₹258.64 crore from Uttar Pradesh, in accordance to knowledge positioned earlier than the Lok Sabha by the minister.
As per the information, the opposite States embody Gujarat (₹ 220.7 crore), Madhya Pradesh (₹ 195.9 crore), Rajasthan (₹144.1 crore) and Karnataka (₹ 129.32 crore).
Surprisingly, about ₹76,000 has to be recovered from 19 ineligible farmers of West Bengal the place the PM-KISAN scheme was applied in May, the information confirmed.
Under the PM-KISAN scheme, launched in 2019, a monetary advantage of ₹6,000 per 12 months is offered to the eligible farmer households, payable in three equal instalments of ₹2,000. The fund is transferred instantly to the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries.
Mr. Tomar, in a written reply to the Lower (*42*), additional stated the construction of the PM-KISAN scheme inherently includes mechanism for exclusion of errors on the premise of steady verification and validation of knowledge of beneficiaries by numerous authorities equivalent to Aadhaar, Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and revenue tax database.
“However, during the process of verification, it was found that the benefit of the scheme was transferred to some ineligible beneficiaries, including some income tax payee farmers,” he added.
The minister additionally stated the PM-KISAN is an ongoing and steady scheme.
As and when the proper and verified knowledge of registered farmers is acquired on the PM-KISAN portal from respective States and its subsequent validation by Aadhaar/PFMS, the advantages of the scheme are transferred into the checking account of supposed beneficiaries by direct profit switch (DBT) mode.
Stating that the federal government has taken particular measures to be sure that the funds usually are not being misused, Mr. Tomar stated the scheme is correctly applied so as to profit real farmers.
He stated customary operational tips have been issued for recovering cash from ineligible beneficiaries.
Standard operational tips for identification of revenue tax payees have been ready and circulated to the States. Besides, customary operational tips for bodily verification of PM-KISAN beneficiaries have been circulated to the State governments, he stated.
That aside, warning advisory to the States have been issued to undertake measures throughout the registration and verification of farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme, he added.