PM-Kisan scheme : UP tops in prompt grievance redressal under PM-Kisan scheme

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Lucknow, Oct 29 : Uttar Pradesh secured the top rank nationwide in prompt grievance redressal under The Centre’s flagship PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme (PMKSNS).

According to the government spokesman, of 3,70,085 grievances received, 3,68,926 have been resolved, making it easier for farmers to avail benefits of the scheme.

As per reports, many farmers were unable to receive benefits due to inaccuracies in documents and other errors. Also, due to discrepancies in bank records, payments were left pending and direct bank transfers aborted.

The Uttar Pradesh government was swift to carry out a campaign to resolve over 3.68 lakh complaints.

At present only 1,158 grievances are pending, the spokesman said.

Earlier, the state was awarded for fastest implementation of PMKSNS under which 2.54 crore farmers had been enrolled.

Quoting the latest data released by the Centre, the spokesman said that maximum grievances under PMKSNS were received in Uttar Pradesh, but 99 per cent of the cases were swiftly disposed of.

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24, 2019, the scheme entails an income support of Rs 6,000 per annum to small and marginal farmers having combined landholding/ownership of up to two hectares. The amount is transferred to farmers’ accounts through direct benefit transfer mode in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each.

IANS / AGENCY

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