Modi may inaugurate PM Kisan scheme on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the direct income support scheme - PM KISAN - on Sunday by releasing the first instalment to the beneficiary farmers, an official said.
The UP government is working on war-footing to upload details of eligible farmers on the central database by Friday.
The BJP government intends to ensure release of first instalment to all eligible farmers - small and marginal - before the model code of conduct kicks in.
In the interim budget, the Modi government announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to 12.5 crore small and marginal farmers with land holding up to 2 hectares under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.