Monday, 16 May, 2022


PM Modi transfers Rs 19,500 cr to over 9.75 cr beneficiaries under PM-KISAN scheme

Govt has so far transferred nine installments amounting to Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmers under the scheme. Eligible farmers get Rs 6,000 a year in three quarterly installments.

PM-Kisan benefits reach Bengal farmers, Mamata says it was result of ‘continuous fight’ 

About 7.03 lakh farmers of West Bengal have received Rs 2,000 each under PM-Kisan scheme. However, CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of dilly-dallying over the transfer of funds.

Govt in war-footing mode to fight second wave of Covid, says PM Modi

PM Modi said he has 'felt the same pain' that many have endured upon losing their loved ones due to Covid and stated that the terrible pandemic is testing the world at every step.

What explains lower allocation under Modi’s flagship scheme for farmers PM-Kisan?

The overall budget for the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare has been reduced by about 8.5 per cent or about Rs 11,382 crore.

Mamata indicates West Bengal will implement PM-Kisan scheme, says govt has sought farmers data

The West Bengal CM also said she would convene an assembly session soon for passing a resolution against the three farm laws, which have sparked nation-wide protests.

Eye on 2021 polls, Modi hits out at Bengal & Kerala for ‘depriving, misleading farmers’

In an address Friday, PM Modi also appealed to farmers protesting the new laws to come to the negotiating table and talk on facts.

Over 1.5 crore farmers yet to receive PM-Kisan instalment after Covid lockdown

Of the farmers who were yet to receive the latest disbursal as of 23 June, nearly one-third belong to Uttar Pradesh, followed by Odisha and Maharashtra.

These are the schemes that will be covered under Modi govt’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package

As Modi govt looks to provide relief to 80 crore poor, migrant workers and other Indians, here is a list of the schemes whose beneficiaries will get covered.

Ahead of polls, Haryana BJP govt enrols 80% farmers in PM’s pension scheme in a week

Haryana has enrolled nearly 4 lakh beneficiaries under PM-KMY, which is almost twice the number of beneficiaries enrolled in Bihar, the second-best performing state.

No, Modi govt’s income support scheme for farmers has not made MGNREGS redundant

The Narendra Modi government needs to take some immediate steps to improve the implementation of the MGNREGS.

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