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Farmers can get 1st installment under PM-Kisan scheme without Aadhaar

February 6, 2019

The government has made some announcements regarding the recently launched PM-Kisan scheme.

As per the latest notifications, farmers can receive the first instalment of Rs 2,000 even if they do not have an Aadhaar number.

However, for the remaining payments, farmers will need to submit their Aadhaar numbers for the sake of identity verifications.

For the first installments alternative ID proofs such as driving licence, voters' ID card, NREGA job card, or any other identification issued by central/state governments can be used.

The later instalments will only be made available to the farmers if they have Aadhaar.

In the recently presented interim budget by the government, provision has been made to provide a direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to farmers.

This scheme is for small farmers who have cultivable land holding of up to 2 hectares.

The scheme named Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), has been stated from this year itself. The first installments are expected to be handed out by March.

Centre government has ordered the states to prepare the list of farmers that will be covered under the scheme.

Some people are wondering why Aadhar has been made compulsory despite the orders of Supreme Court.

Sushant Gunjan‏ @MrSushantGunjan, tweeted, "Replying to @republic Even after the supreme court dicision when will cure from Aadhar-phobia."

nisha Dev‏ @nishaDev1 wrote,"Replying to @nitin_gadkari Be a realist, Nitin Gadkari. How will Rs. 6000 a year help the farmer?"

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