PM Kisan Yojana Update: Government Begins Scrutiny of Farmers’ Land Records

by Abha Toppo

Here’s an important update for the beneficiaries of PM Kisan Yojana, a central government scheme under which financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 per year is provided to the landholding farmers.

PM Kisan Yojana Latest Update

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the agriculture department officials for mapping of land records of all the farmers applying for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. An official told media that the inspection of land records of 6.96 lakh farmers has already begun in Prayagraj by the district revenue and agriculture departments.

VK Sharma, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Prayagraj said, “Instructions have been received for mapping of land records of all eligible as well as ineligible applicants applying for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. There are about 6.96 lakh farmers in the district. In different tehsils, land records of over 10,000 farmers have been verified till now and those of the remaining are also being done on priority.”

Officials further told that when the government began accepting applications under the PM Kisan scheme this year, a huge number of people applied for it across Uttar Pradesh including Prayagraj. The documents of those who were found ineligible were rejected. In Prayagraj district, as many as 6.45 lakh farmers were found eligible.

They said flaws were found in several applications wherein people had applied on the basis of fake documents. Hence to stop this fraud, the scrutiny of documents of all the farmers has been started all over Uttar Pradesh.

A senior official of the agriculture department told “A total of 6.96 lakh people had registered for the scheme in Prayagraj and thus their land recorded are now under the scanner.”

The official added “As part of the exercise, land records are being checked & after this physical verification of the given details of the applicant will be done. Currently, the team entrusted with the task has been asked to give details of the actual status of the applicants. After this, the state government would decide about the further action to be taken.”

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