The State government has released a second instalment of Rs 1007.18cr for the financial year under the PM Kisan Karnataka scheme under which state government is paying Rs4000 additional amount for the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi beneficiaries in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the 10th installment under the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi. A sum of Rs685.28cr was released benefiting 34.26 lakh farmers in Karnataka.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai participated in the virtual event. So far 54.52 lakh farmers in the state have received atleast one instalment of the cash transfer. So far union government has released Rs8022.69cr and the state government has paid out Rs 2850.54cr.
Union government wants the payments to be made through Adhar based Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) mode. Karnataka has topped among the states in this task of linking the Adhar of the beneficiaries and has bagged the award for this good performance. A grant of Rs1.21cr was also released for 30 Farmers’ Producer Organisations in the state on the occasion.