Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
KOLKATA: Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in an open letter to farmers on Friday, criticised the Centre for its dilly-dallying techniques on PM Kisan because it launched the primary instalment of funds. She wrote that Bengal’s farmers acquired a lot lower than the promised Rs 18,000. The Centre launched Rs 2,000 every to round seven lakh farmers in Bengal.
Banerjee wrote that the Bengal authorities had began the Krishak Bandhu scheme in 2018, which turned a job mannequin for the nation. She mentioned the choice to increase the advantages of PM Kisan to eligible farmers in Bengal was a results of her authorities’s fixed battle. “You have been presupposed to get Rs 18,000, however have obtained a really small quantity. Even this sum wouldn’t have been transferred if we had not fought for it,” the CM harassed, saying she would proceed the battle.
The Bengal residence division, in an announcement on Friday, mentioned: “Because of the demand and actions of CM and GOWB, 7 lakh farmers of West Bengal acquired their due entitlement, the primary instalment of Kisan Samman Nidhi, by direct switch as per knowledge submitted by State.”
“In 2019, the PM Kisan (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) was launched. The scheme of Bengal authorities is significantly better because it affords extra advantages to farmers and it consists of all classes of farmers, whereas PM Kisan excludes classes like sharecroppers and bargadars,” the CM wrote.
Banerjee added that the Bengal authorities deliberate so as to add incentives to the Krishak Bandhu scheme within the close to future.
Below the programme launched in 2019, the central authorities is offering Rs 6,000 in three instalments to 14 crore farmers yearly. The quantity is transferred into the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries by means of the direct profit switch mode.
The CM had repeatedly written to the PM and on the difficulty and the final letter was despatched on Could 6. She had mentioned that the PM ought to instruct the Union agriculture ministry to launch funds to farmers of Bengal.
“Below the Krishak Bandhu scheme launched from December 2018, Rs 1,498 crore was disbursed to 57.67 lakh eligible farmers and Rs 242 crore was disbursed until February 2021 to households as dying advantages. Bengal offers Rs 2 lakh to households of deceased farmers for deaths inside 60 years of age,” Banerjee talked about in her letter.
Trinamool MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy additionally criticised the Centre, saying the PM had promised Rs 18,000 throughout ballot marketing campaign and was paying solely Rs 2,000.