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Uttar Pradesh tops PM Kisan payout with 40% share of Rs 2,000 crore

Four million of a total 10 million farmers getting first installment hail from state; payment facilitated directly to bank accounts at click of a button by PM Modi

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Karnataka is a special case since it has fully completed its first tranche of Rs 82 billion

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh, the top beneficiary of the PM Kisan minimum income guarantee scheme for small and marginal farmers, has also cornered the lion’s share of the total disbursals under the scheme, which was formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gorakhpur on Sunday.

Of the 10 million pan India beneficiaries, who received their first instalment of Rs 2,000 under the scheme, more than 4 million, or 40 per cent, belonged to UP alone. The payment was facilitated directly to the bank accounts at the click of a button by Modi.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kisan) is targetted to

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 4:04 PM IST

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