WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 01, 2019, 11.40 AM
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, 6000 rupees per year for each farmer, in three instalments, to be transferred directly to farmers' bank accounts, for farmers with less than 2 hectares landholding, said Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday.
Goyal said this while presenting the Interim Budget in the Parliament on Friday.
This initiative will benefit 12 crore small and marginal farmers, at an estimated cost of Rs. 75,000 crore, he added.
Instead of rescheduling of crop loans, the farmers severely affected by natural calamities will get 2 per cent interest subvention and additional 3 per cent interest subvention upon timely repayment
Mega pension scheme
The Finance Minister also announced a pension scheme called Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan which will provide assured monthly pension of 3000 rupees per month, with the contribution of 100 rupees per month, for workers in unorganised sector after 60 years of age.
The Finance Minister also announced a pension scheme called Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan