After the second round of fund transfer later this week, the government will make payments on a regular basis as and when data is validated by PFMS.
Of these, 5.5 million likely to get first tranche of Rs 2,000 on February 24 when PM is expected to launch scheme.
The procurement for this season will start from March 15 in Madhya Pradesh.
The committee may review such cases on request of state govts if the left-out beneficiaries are large in number.
The two-day farmers' conclave will be inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah on February 23.
Government reluctant to raise minimum sale price despite 70% jump in arrears to Rs 20,000 crore.
Government to send money directly to farmers’ accounts if states don’t cooperate: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
The government will transfer money to farmers even if states do not cooperate in sending lists of farmers eligible to receive Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme announced in this year’s budget.
Union agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal spoke to bureaucrats heading farm ministries in various states on Tuesday in a videocall, and urged them to meet the deadline.
This will give small and marginal farmers, who are at the heart of the election strategy of every party, Rs 4,000 each before the polls.
Experts and former bureaucrats say rollout could face challenges, particularly in states such as Bihar.
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