“Around 1.08 lakh tonnes pulses have so far been issued to the States/UTs. This will be distributed across 36 states and union territories,” said an agriculture department official.
The official said that states like Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Goa and Gujarat have commenced the distribution of pulses to the beneficiaries.
“Other States like Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have received the partial stock and will commence the distribution to the beneficiaries in phased manner as per their plan,” the official said.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme, which gives cash benefit of Rs 6000 annually to farmers in three equal instalments, 8.89 crore farmers have been benefitted and an amount of Rs 17,793 crore has been released so far since lockdown period from March 24.
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8 Comments on this Story
Vaithianathan R M272 days ago
Stop the Chinese from buying into high tech Indian companies. This Country is A Danger to the World Economics and Political Systems.
Adam Md272 days ago
But Tablighi is a modern Covid carrier and threqat to human health care including muslim community along with other religion population.
Rahul Bhatia272 days ago
It's a Very good step by the Indian Govt ..But why they dont think of a Normal Business Man ?