In Punjab, 23,33,637 farmers are getting the money from PM Kisan Nidhi Scheme, out of which only 413 farmers belong to scheduled castes. Know the condition of other states
Without cultivable land, the benefit of PM farmer scheme is not available. (Symbolic Images)
The number of Scheduled Caste beneficiaries in the PM Kisan Scheme, which provides direct benefits in the bank account of farmers, is very less. This class has 16.2 percent population in the country, out of which only 12 percent are getting the benefit of Kisan Samman Nidhi. Actually, the main condition to take advantage of this scheme is to have cultivable land. Experts say that this figure proves that the Scheduled Castes do not have agricultural land. However, there are more people in this class who work as laborers in agriculture.
Among the states in which Scheduled Caste farmers have benefited from this scheme are Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 26 per cent of the total beneficiaries of Himachal Pradesh and 19 per cent in UP are from this category. Himachal has 25.19 percent Dalit population. While their population is 20.7% in UP.
The data of Punjab, Haryana is surprising
In terms of percentage of total population, Punjab has the highest number of 31.94% of the scheduled castes. But here only 0.017 per cent of the farmers got benefit under the PM Kisan Scheme. Here, 6000-6000 rupees are being given annually to 23,33,637 farmers. Out of which only 413 farmers belong to scheduled castes. Haryana has 20.17 percent SC population. But here the Dalit beneficiaries of PM Kisan Nidhi are just 3 percent.
The need to change the definition of farmer
OP Dhama, who works for the Scheduled Castes, says that Punjab has a Scheduled Castes population (Population) but they do not have agriculture. They do share farming. Therefore, if the government changes the definition of farmer so that the benefits of government schemes are available only to those who actually do farming. This will benefit the disadvantaged people of the entire country. The Haryana government is going to change the definition of farmer.
Scheduled Caste participation in PM Kisan Scheme
|state name||Total beneficiaries||Sc beneficiary||Percentage of s.c.|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||16809||18||0.1|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1152275||101008||9|
|Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman, Diu||14,524||223||2|
|Source: Ministry of Agriculture|
Preparation in Haryana, will be more beneficial
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has announced to change the definition of being a farmer. He has said that the farmer will be considered as the one who is doing agriculture. A law is being made for this. The ownership of the landlord will remain. The tenant will get the benefit of agriculture related schemes. The one who sows will be considered a farmer. Farmers who give away land will not be considered.
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