Govt Yet To Recover Rs 2,992.75 Cr From Over 42 Lakh Ineligible Beneficiaries Under PM-KISAN: Tomar


The Centre has to get better Rs 2,992.75 crore as of July 15 from 42.16 lakh ineligible beneficiary farmers registered for the central scheme PM-KISAN, with the best quantity to be recovered from Assam, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable Parliament on Tuesday.

The highest quantity of Rs 554.01 crore needs to be recovered from 8.35 lakh ineligible farmers in Assam, adopted by Rs 437.9 crore from Punjab, Rs 357.9 crore from Maharashtra, Rs 340.56 crore from Tamil Nadu, and Rs 258.64 crore from Uttar Pradesh, in line with knowledge positioned earlier than the Lok Sabha by the minister.

As per the information, the opposite states embody Gujarat (Rs 220 7 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 195.9 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 144.1 crore) and Karnataka (Rs 129.32 crore). Surprisingly, about Rs 76,000 needs to be recovered from 19 ineligible farmers of West Bengal the place the PM-KISAN scheme was carried out in May, the information confirmed.

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, launched in 2019, a monetary advantage of Rs 6,000 per yr is supplied to the eligible farmer households, payable in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000. The fund is transferred on to the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries.

Tomar, in a written reply to the Lower House, additional mentioned the construction of the PM-KISAN scheme inherently contains a mechanism for exclusion of errors on the idea of steady verification and validation of information of beneficiaries by varied authorities like 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 mentioned the PM-KISAN is an ongoing and steady scheme.

As and when the proper and verified knowledge of registered farmers is obtained on the PM-KISAN portal from respective states and its subsequent validation via Aadhaar/PFMS, the advantages of the scheme are transferred into the checking account of supposed beneficiaries via direct profit switch (DBT) mode. Stating that the federal government has taken particular measures to make sure that the funds usually are not being misused, Tomar mentioned the scheme is correctly carried out with the intention to profit real farmers.

He mentioned normal operational pointers have been issued for recovering cash from ineligible beneficiaries. Standard operational pointers for the identification of revenue tax payees have been ready and circulated to the states. Besides, normal operational pointers for bodily verification of PM-KISAN beneficiaries have been circulated to the state governments, he mentioned.

That aside, warning advisory to the states have been issued to undertake measures through the registration and verification of farmers below the PM-KISAN scheme, he added.

(PTI)




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