21 lakh farmers who were selected for the PM Kisan scheme in UP were found ineligible.
An investigation found that 21 lakh farmers who had been selected in Uttar Pradesh for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme were not qualified for the programme, according to the state Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, who made the announcement on Wednesday.
The minister also mentioned that the sum that had been granted to those farmers who were not eligible for the programme thus far will be reclaimed from those farmers.
In all, 2.85 million farmers in the state were chosen to participate in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi programme run by the central government. Out of these 2.85 million farmers, 21 lakh were deemed to be ineligible to get benefits, as Shahi stated while speaking to the media here.
According to him, there are a lot of situations like this one, in which both the husband and the wife are benefiting from this scheme. He also mentioned that the sum will be recovered from the farmers who are not eligible for it.
He also informed them that the 12th instalment of the Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme will be issued by the end of this month and that the benefits of the plan will only be delivered to those farmers whose land records and on-site verification work is uploaded on the PM-Kisan portal.
The Additional Chief Secretary of Agriculture, Devesh Chaturvedi, stated that the procedure of uploading data on the Kisan Portal is now being done on a war footing and that the 12th payment of Kisan Samman Nidhi will be distributed to all qualified farmers.
According to the Minister of Agriculture, the process of uploading the land data of 1.51 crore farmers onto the platform has been completed as of this point in time. He made an impassioned plea to the farmers, urging them to immediately submit their information through the portal.