New Delhi: Budget session is going to start in Parliament, due to which everyone has high hopes on who the government will be this time. On February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22, preparations have already been started. In such a situation, the entire focus of the government is on the farmers. Due to the three agrarian laws, the government can make several big announcements in the interest of farmers in the budget amid the farmer movement on the border of Delhi.
At the same time, the central government can also increase the installment of Rs 6 thousand under the Kisan Samman Nidhi. In this budget, farmers have demanded from the government that this amount is insufficient for agriculture and should be increased.
The allocation for rural development has also been increased to Rs 1.44 lakh crore in 2020-21 as compared to about Rs 1.40 lakh crore in 2019-20. Under PM Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, it has been increased from 9682 crores in 2019-20 to Rs 11,127 crores in 2020-21 and from PM 14 thousand crores in 2019-20 under PM Crop Insurance Scheme to 15,695 crores in 2020-21.
Farmers say that the amount received under the PM-Kisan scheme is Rs 500 per month, which is quite low. It takes about Rs 3-3.5 thousand to take paddy crop in 1 bigha and about 2-2.5 thousand rupees is spent to take wheat crop. In such a situation, the amount should be increased so that expenses can be met.
Know when the plan was started
This scheme was launched on 1 December 2018 and under this, the central government sends six thousand rupees annually to the farmers’ account as an installment of two thousand rupees twice a year. All farmers get this benefit. Under this scheme, money is sent to the account during the period April-July, August-November and December-March. According to the information given on the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi website, there are 11.47 crore beneficiaries of this scheme.