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Apr 20, 2020
9:51PM

17793 crore rupees released to 8.89 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme so far during lockdown period

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An amount of 17 thousand  and 793 crore rupees has been released to 8.89 crore farmers Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme so far during  the lockdown period. Ministry of Agriculture in a statement said, in  order to provide food security during the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to distribute pulses to the eligible households under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY).

It said, over 1.07 lakh Metric Tonnes  pulses have so far been issued to the States and Union Territories. It said, the distribution of pulses under PMGKY is to benefit around 19.50 crore household spread across 36 States and Union territories.

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