Ever heard of Maharaj Badie? No? Well, he is a farmer hailing from the village of Pali in the Patratu district of Jharkhand, who will be known as the first ever beneficiary of the much touted PM Kisan Yojana scheme, that guarantees Indian farmers an assured stipend of Rs. 6000 per annum.
The official Twitter account of DC Ramgarh recently posted about the same, as shown below:-
Sri. Maharaj Badie of Village Pali,Patratu having 3.12 acre land received the 1st instalment of #PMKISAN Yojana ₹2000 transferred by https://t.co/jrRLclqqEP @narendramodi He will get two more instalments consecutively.3303 beneficiaries already identified in Ramgarh @cmojhr pic.twitter.com/zks74O2hry
— DC Ramgarh (@DC_Ramgarh) February 24, 2019
As per this tweet, Maharaj Badie, who possesses a farmland of 3.12 acres, has received the 1st installment of Rs. 2000 under the PM Kisan Yojana, which has been officially launched yesterday, i.e. 24 February 2019. He will receive two more installments consecutively in the following months.
This is the effect of the PM Kisan Yojana within hours of the scheme being launched. On a statistical note, According to the latest reports, the first installment of 2000 rupees has been transferred to the accounts of more than 5.5 million farmers.
The scheme has not even completed a full 24 hours, and more than 3303 beneficiaries have been identified as of now in Ramgarh alone. Imagine the benefits millions of farmers in India will receive once this scheme is implemented throughout India with full efficiency. Over 20 million farmers have already registered for the scheme.
For those unaware, the PM Kisan Yojana is a game changer that had been promised under the interim budget, as presented by the interim Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal. As per this scheme, farmers with a possession of farmland up to 2 hectares will receive an assured stipend of Rs. 6000 per annum, apart from the free crop insurance and the alteration of the credit schemes.
To be honest, the PM Kisan Yojana scheme is something that is not only going to give millions of farmers their long due benefits through a one of its kind direct benefit transfer scheme, but also expose the hypocrisy of the Congress ruled states, who have deliberately not participated in suggesting the beneficiaries of the scheme, in deep contrast to their tall claims of being pro farmer that misled the masses of Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. We all know what happened next.
For now, we’re delighted to see that there is finally one government that actually delivers on their promises without delay, and certainly without any malice.