PM KISAN NIDHI
Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre
"The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries' data continues to be applicable for release of all installments falling due with effect from December 1, 2019 onward," Agriculture Minister said in Lok Sabha. Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers.
Now, PM-Kisan payments only via Aadhaar-linked bank accounts
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, the central gover...
Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000
The decision to reduce the Kalia assistance was taken after the Odisha government ...
Additional $80 billion investment required to achieve India’s 2022 renewable target: MNRE secretary
Additional Regional Energy Management Centres (REMCs) were being set up to increase the share of renewable energy and to mitigate investment risks in the sector and a Payment Security Mechanism has been implemented.
13 million farmers in UP would miss out on PM Kisan Nidhi due to ID issues, govt sounds alarm
UP has the largest number of beneficiaries among all states under the scheme. Out of the 79.7 million beneficiaries across the country, almost 18 million are in UP alone.
CSCs to speed up enrollment under the farmer income support scheme-PM Kisan
So far only around 7 cr farmers have been enrolled in the PK-Kisan scheme against the target of 14 cr and the partnership with CSCs is expected to shore up that number. Farmers can visit nearby CSCs to get enrolled and avail the scheme’s benefit. CSCs have also been given the mandate to make any changes such as address or nominee in previous enrolment.
What all the government is doing to improve the generation of solar energy in the country; here’s a round-up
Distribution licensees would be notified about standard bidding guidelines to aid them in procuring solar and wind power at competitive rates in a cost-effective and transparent way.
State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income
The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.
Government plans to set up PM KISAN call centre
At present there is a helpline number for farmers to register complaints and seek information, but there have been complaints galore that farmers have not been getting any response from the helpline.
100 GW installed solar power capacity by Dec ’22: How far has India reached yet
As per data reported by the Central Electricity Authority, a combined capacity of 13, 499.41 million units (MU) of solar power was generated during 2016-17, 25,871.07 MU during 2017-18, 39,268.20 MU during 2018-19 and 22,944.81 MU in 2019-20 (till September 2019).
Agri ministry to study Ujjwala scheme to improve PM KISAN payment system
The PM Kisan scheme provides cash assistance up to Rs 1600 for new LPG connection and subsidy is transferred subsequently to more than 800 million Aadhar seeded bank accounts on every refill. The Ujjwala scheme uses an Aadhar-based payment mechanism.
Revenue concerns for the government make immediate tax cuts tough
More sops will mean raising tax on super-rich or cutting welfare spend, both of which are not feasible.
Congress, allies driven by lust for power: PM Modi tells Jharkhand poll rally
Addressing a poll meeting, the prime minister congratulated the Raghubar Das-led for completing his five- year term, a first in Jharkhand since it attained statehood. Condemning last week's Naxal violence in the poll- bound state, the PM also paid tribute to the four policemen who were killed in the attack.
CSCs asked to update data of eligible farmers
The finance ministry had recently asked agriculture ministry to immediately release unpaid instalments by September 30.
Two PM Kisan instalments by September 30
Government looks at measures to boost consumption demand in rural India.
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