Himachal Pradesh excels among hilly areas in execution of PM-Kisan scheme

Himachal Pradesh excels among hilly areas in execution of PM-Kisan scheme

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Ambika Sharma

Tribune News Service

Solan, February 22

Himachal Pradesh has topped among hilly and North-East (NE) states in the effective implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan scheme), which completes two years on February 24.

Award to be given in delhi tomorrow

  • The state has topped in physical verification and grievance redressal parameters with 75 % and 56 % achievement, respectively, among NE and hilly states nationally
  • The state will be given the award in Delhi on February 24 on the occasion of the successful completion of the scheme’s two years
  • Parameters like the correction of date, redressal of farmers’ grievances, timely physical verification etc. have been taken into account for measuring the implementation
  • Three districts of Himachal have excelled in various categories. Lahaul and Spiti topped in Aadhaar authentication and the number of farmers paid among NE and hilly areas
  • Kangra district topped in physical verification of farmers in the same category

Help desk for farmers’ grievance redress

A help desk/grievance redress module was created under the farmers’ corner in the scheme’s portal last year where farmers could register their complaints pertaining to this scheme. — RK Pruthi, Sirmaur DC

The centrally sponsored scheme provides Rs 6,000 per annum to farmers for meeting the expenditure related to agriculture and allied activities. An eligible beneficiary receives the sum after his Aadhaar Card validation.

The state has topped in physical verification and grievance redressal parameters with 75 per cent and 56 per cent achievement, respectively, among NE and hilly terrain states nationally. The state will be awarded on the occasion of the successful completion of the scheme’s two years at Delhi on February 24. Parameters like the correction of date, redress of farmers’ grievances, timely physical verification etc. have been taken into account for measuring the implementation.

Three districts from Himachal have excelled in various categories. Lahaul and Spiti topped in Aadhaar authentication and the number of farmers paid among North-East and hilly areas while Kangra district has topped in physical verification of farmers in the same category.

Sirmaur district has secured the second place in grievance redressal of farmers. Nainital district of Uttarakhand has secured the top slot in this category.

Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, RK Pruthi said as many as 59,430 farmers have been benefitted under this scheme. A sum of over Rs 35 crore has been disbursed in seven instalments under this scheme.

“A help desk/grievance redressal module was created under the farmers’ corner in the scheme’s portal last year where farmers could register their complaints pertaining to this scheme. As many as 97 complaints have been registered by the farmers on this portal in the last one year and all of them have been resolved,” said the DC.

He said, “A grievance is redressed within three days in the district though the government has allotted a maximum time of seven days under this scheme on its portal. This achievement has helped the district achieve the second slot nationally under the NE and hilly area category.”

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