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PM-KISAN to provide multiple benefits to farmers: CEA
Farm income support scheme PM-KISAN will provide multiple benefits to farmers, including improving their credit worthiness, said Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) was announced in the Interim Budget 2019-20, under which Rs 6,000 will be given in three instalments to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare.

Income boost for farmers in Interim Budget: Who will be the beneficiaries & how much will it cost the exchequer?
Income support for farmers announced in the Interim Budget and opposition Congress promise of a minimum income guarantee to the poor if voted to power has revived discussions over providing Indians with Universal Basic Income. Since neither the ruling NDA nor the Congress has proposed a truly universal scheme, who will be the beneficiaries and how much will it cost the exchequer?

CCEA okays Rs 2,000 Crore Nabard agriculture market infrastructure fund
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a corpus of 2000 crore for Agri Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) to be created with Nabard for development and upgrade of agricultural marketing infrastructure in rural and regulated wholesale markets. The fund will provide subsidised loans to states and Union Territories for 585 agricultural produce market committee (APMC) mandis and 10000 gramin agricultural markets (GrAMs).

View: Direct income support for farmers in Budget 2019- An idea whose time has come
PM-KISAN a scheme to transfer Rs 6000 a year to small and marginal farmers, is the big-ticket item in this years budget. Farmers will be happy that their voice is being heard, though late in the day. Forget the optics and the political compulsions that may have prompted this, they will welcome this, not so much for the amount or the timing, but for the simple reason that this scheme is for keeps.