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No support for govt employees, taxpayers under PM-KISAN scheme for farmers

Announced in the Interim Budget, the scheme is supposed to provide an additional Rs 6,000 per annum income support to small and marginal farmers

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Interim Budget 2019 | Interim Budget

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

Families of farmers who have one or more members paying taxes or are a government employee will be ineligible for benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Families with at least one member drawing a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 will be ineligible, according to the guidelines issued to the states by the Centre on Wednesday.

Families who have professionals such as doctors, engineers, lawyers, chartered accountants or architects will be left out too. Announced in the Interim Budget, the scheme is supposed to provide an additional Rs 6,000 per ...

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First Published: Wed, February 06 2019. 23:36 IST