NEW DELHI: With an aim to dispense pensions of eligible farmers easily under the government subsidy scheme, digital kiosks or Common Service Centres (CSCs) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) have set a target of enrolling 30 million small and marginal farmers by August 15.
The pension is dispensed under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), which was announced in the budget for 2019-20 and launched by agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday.
“I have asked all village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs) who run over 3 lakh CSCs across Indiato register at least 100 small and marginal farmers by Independence Day,” said CSC CEO Dr Dinesh Tyagi. “All our CSCs will remain open on Independence Day also to complete the target of registering at least 3 crore farmers by Independence Day.”
Under the PM-KMY, a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 will be provided to farmers holding up to 2 hectares of farmland.