The Government of India has taken the decision favouring the farmers and have extended Aadhar seeding date till November 30th. This decision was taken by PM Narendra Modi at the meeting held in Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
Prakash Javadekar, Information & Broadcasting Minister has told that Aadhar seeding was a mandatory requirement but there were some delays in managing the same and sharing the benefits to the farmers, so the date has now been extended to November 30. Due to this relaxation and extension of the date, a large number of farmers will get the benefit as they were unable to avail the same previously.
The Government will provide Rs. 6000 under the PM-Kisan scheme (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) annually to around 14 crore farmers in three equal instalments and will directly transfer the amount to the farmer's bank accounts.
Till now, under this PM-Kisan scheme, around 14 crore farmers will receive a total amount of Rs. 87,000 crore from which 7 crore farmers have already received the benefit.
Aadhar seeding was done mandatory for all the farmers residing in all states of India in order to avail the instalment after August 2019 but the farmers who belong to Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir states are further exempted till March 2020.
The farmers are preparing themselves for the winter season and are in an urgent need of the funds in order to procure seeds along with other activities like irrigation, maintenance, etc. The festival season has just started and it will put more burden on the farmers affecting their financial condition. Under these circumstances, non-seeding of the Aadhar will put more delays in releasing the instalment amount for the needy farmers and thus the government has taken the decision to extend the date which will give relaxation to the farmers.
As per the reports, more than Rs. 27,000 crore is released under this PM-Kisan scheme with the farmers receiving instalments up to 6.76 crore, 5.14 crore and 1.74 crore being the first, second and third instalment.