Gondia: Recently in October, the government discovered that many farmers who are not eligible for Prandhan Mantri Kisan Sanman Yojana (PMKSY) has taken the benifits. These farmers include income tax payee farmers as well.
Collector Deepak Kumar Meena has informed that the administration is conducting survey of the beneficiaries as per the directions of Central Government and will take appropriate action.
Total 2,269 income tax payee farmers were found in the list of the beneficiaries likewise 924 farmers were found ineligible and in this way 3,193 farmers have to return some Rs 3 crore back to the government in next few months.
Meanwhile, the Central Government has extended benefits of Rs 6,000 yearly for the eligible farmers under PMKSY.
The government has also transferred the six installments to 10,72,151 farmers for 2019-20 and 2020-21.
This includes first installments for 2,34,661 farmers, second installments for 2,39,504, third installments for 2,11,758, fourth installments to 1,68,121, fifth installments to 1,28,242 and sixth installments to 89,865 farmers till November 12.