Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Friday announced that it will soon deposit the first instalment of an additional sum of Rs 2,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the bank accounts of farmers.
“As many as 43.75 lakh declarations of farmers have been sent to Government of India under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Out of this, Rs 634.50 crore has been credited to 31.72 lakh eligible farmers’ accounts directly with Rs 6,000 each. Government of Karnataka will soon release Rs 2,000 as the first instalment to the accounts of these beneficiaries,” Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
Yediyurappa has directed the officials to take up relief work like drinking water, fodder supply, employment guarantee schemes on a war footing as the drought condition in the state is getting worse.
To encourage fodder growing in farmers’ lands, he suggested officials purchase fodder grown by farmers at a cost of Rs 4,000 per ton, which is currently being purchased at Rs 3,000 per ton.
Chief Minister also suggested officials to streamline food supply under the Anna Bhagya scheme and check irregularities.
The DCs and CEOs are directed to visit every taluka at least once in 15 days and attend to public grievances.