Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure that all the 40.50 lakh registered farmers of Odisha get the benefits of PM KISAN Yojana.
“In the interests of farmers who are the backbone of Odisha’s economy, I once again request Hon. CM @Naveen_Odisha Babu to expedite procedural compliances and formalities so that all registered farmers of Odisha can benefit from direct income support under the #PMKisan,” tweeted Pradhan.
Around 27.83 lakh farmers received the 8th instalment under PM-KISAN on Friday.
“Happy to share that more than 27.83 lakh farmers from Odisha have also received Rs 556.64 crore today into their bank accounts under the #PMKisan,” said the Minister.
“Since the launch of PM Kisan, a total of Rs 3830.85 crore have been transferred to all eligible farmers of Odisha. However, I have noted that out of the total of 40.50 lakh registered farmers in Odisha, only 27.83 lakh farmer brothers and sisters have benefited today,” he added.
He said the same trend of less number of farmers receiving income support under the PMKisan than the total number of registered farmers in Odisha has been noticed in the previous 7 instalments.