Ineligible farmers can return the cash at PM Kisan official web site

In order to establish ineligible beneficiaries who, pay earnings tax but in addition obtain monetary help of Rs. 6,000 yearly below PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, the Centre is utilizing fashionable applied sciences like knowledge analytics & synthetic intelligence (AI).

As per reviews, the federal government has requested all of the ineligible farmers to return the cash acquired below the scheme since December 2018, when the scheme was launched.

It should be famous that PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is supposed for poor and marginal farmers, and it excludes those that pay earnings tax. Physical verifications, in addition to technology-driven workouts at totally different ranges, have been began to take away ineligible beneficiaries from the checklist.

People conscious of the problem mentioned that the restoration notices have been issued to ineligible beneficiaries. Hindustan Times additionally checked the copies of notices issued to greater than a dozen farmers in Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh.

A discover despatched to an ineligible beneficiary mentioned, “Income-tax payees are not eligible for this farmers scheme, but despite filing income-tax you have hidden the fact to avail the benefit”. It mentioned that the Central authorities has stopped the discharge of the subsequent installment to the involved individual, and requested him to refund the cash as early as attainable.

A farmer from Meerut district on situation of anonymity mentioned that the restoration notices have been despatched to such farmers who pay items and companies Tax (GST) on farm-related industrial actions like floriculture on a small patch of land. The farmer added, “It is quite confusing as we never applied for the scheme. We had given details to the administration as a routine exercise & the money started coming automatically.”

Union ministries of agriculture & finance and the UP authorities didn’t reply to queries on the matter.

Meanwhile, the federal government has completed random verifications of over 6.45 million beneficiaries in 2021-22 and located that lower than 5 % of them had been ineligible.

A authorities official had earlier informed that “Although the magnitude is not enormous, the government is using data from Aadhaar, mobile number, income tax, pension record, etc., to remove ineligible people from the list of beneficiaries”. 

Hence it seems that few individuals have joined the scheme whilst they weren’t entitled as a result of initially eligibility of farmers was based mostly on their self-declaration, the official mentioned.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 22 mentioned that an quantity of greater than Rs. 4,352.49 crore, which is 2 % of the entire quantity transferred to all of the beneficiaries, has been reported to have been despatched to ineligible beneficiaries”.

Official knowledge reveals that greater than 11.78 crore beneficiaries have availed Rs. 1.82 lakh crore direct monetary profit below the PM Kisan scheme as of February 8, 2022.  

Tomar had mentioned in Parliament that “An SOP (standard operating procedure) has been devised and circulated to states for getting the refund amount from ineligible beneficiaries and return of funds to the government”. For this, it has launched an internet facility that can be utilized by ineligible beneficiaries to refund the cash.


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