The Modi government can soon provide a big gift to women farmers. According to sources, in the interim budget to be presented on 1 February, the government may announce the doubles of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana for women farmers. Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Modi government is preparing to give a big gift to women farmers. The central government can double the amount of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana for women farmers. That is, 12 thousand rupees will now come in the account of women farmers. Under PM Kisan Yojana, at present, 6000 rupees are provided to small and marginal farmers, who reach the accounts of farmers in three instalments of two thousand rupees. This is a kind of financial assistance that is given by the government to help small farmers.
In the assembly elections of 5 states of the country, the people have given confidence in the election promises of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, giving the BJP an unexpected victory. In this, the BJP supported the success of "Ladli Bahna" and "Ladli Laxmi Yojana" and women in the elections of MP. Taking a lesson from this, the Central BJP government is now moving towards doubling their honour fund to get the support of women farmers of the country.
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According to sources in the Ministry of Agriculture, preparations are being made to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in a new category in the budget. Under this, the honour fund of women farmers can be increased from Rs 6 thousand to Rs 12 thousand. It can be announced in the upcoming interim budget, which will be introduced on 1 February. According to media reports, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance have completed all its preparations. In this regard, details of women farmers, owners of land holding land, have also been invited from all the states. The rest of the aspects, including additional burden on the government treasury, have been considered by its analysis. However, till now neither the ministry nor the government has made any official announcement on this.
According to government data, Indian farmers is about 26 crore in the 1.40 billion population. The share of women farmers in this is about 60 % percent. At the same time, only 13% of these women farmers have farming land in the name of women farmers. Meaning that only 13 percent of women farmers keep land holding. If the honour fund of women farmers is doubled, then the central government will have to bear an additional burden of Rs 12 thousand crore. The Central Government's estimated budget is about $ 550 billion. Accordingly, the additional burden of Rs 12 thousand crore will not affect the budget structure much.