About 15.2 lakh farmers in Andhra Pradesh are disadvantaged of the fee instalments below the Centrally-sponsored ‘PM Kisan Samman Nidhi’ that gives enter subsidy to them.
As a part of the scheme, the farmers will obtain a sum of ₹6,000 per agricultural yr in three instalments of ₹2,000 every and the switch of the tenth instalment is below method since January 1 and might be accomplished by the tip of February.
In response to a survey performed by LibTech, represented by a workforce of engineers, social staff, and social scientists who work in the direction of enhancing public service supply within the nation, there are whole 59, 06,097 farmers registered below the PM Kisan, who’re entitled to obtain an estimated ₹96,03.3 crore.
Whereas funds of round ₹82,03.7 crore have been obtained by the farmers, an estimated ₹13,43.5 crore is but to be obtained by 15.2 lakh farmers who’ve missed both half or full instalments.
The explanations cited for his or her exclusion is principally rejections by the respective financial institution or Aadhaar verification difficulty.
Cash switch is finished both via account funds or Aadhaar funds. In some circumstances, the quantity transferred to the farmers’ checking account doesn’t get credited attributable to technical points, or below ‘account-based fee system’ the checking account particulars of the farmers are wrongly entered in MIS, or the farmer’s checking account is un-operational for a very long time, leading to blockade or freezing of the account.
Within the Aadhaar fee system, the rejections occur attributable to mapping associated points by the Nationwide Cost Company of India (NPCI).
“Within the PM Kisan database, there isn’t a clearly talked about purpose why the funds are placed on maintain, a purpose why farmers should not capable of resolve the issue and obtain their funds,” says Ajay Palle Swaero of LibTech India.
An in depth examination of 33,562 circumstances of farmers who face ‘financial institution rejection’ and ‘Aadhaar not verified circumstances’ in July 2021 revealed that solely 12.5% of circumstances have been resolved within the final six months.
“A few of these circumstances await decision for greater than 1,060 days,” says Chakradhar Buddha of the organisation.
Officers of the Agriculture Division must act on this. The block officers ought to replace the farmers’ checking account particulars in PM Kisan login, relying on the precise rejection purpose for account fee circumstances and facilitate NPCI mapping for DPT with the banks within the Aadhaar fee circumstances.
“The Agriculture Division ought to body tips and share them with the frontline officers to make sure that the beneficiaries obtain what it attributable to them,” says Naveen Gajjalagari, one other researcher concerned in compilation of the information.
The division ought to publish the the reason why the funds are placed on maintain and specify the method of decision, and likewise organise particular camps to enroll farmers who should not registered below PM Kisan thus far, they recommend.