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80% Maha farmers eligible for PM Kisan Samman scheme: Patil

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Eighty per cent farmers in are eligible for the Centre's Kisan scheme, a said here on Thursday.

Revenue and said the estimated number of beneficiaries in the state is around 1.20 crore.

"As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, there are 1,52,85,439 farmers in Maharashtra, of whom 80 per cent would be eligible for the Centre's relief of Rs 6,000 per year," Patil told reporters after a meeting with agriculture and revenue officials on the scheme.

"A family holding up to two hectares of land and having children less than 18 years old will be eligible for this scheme. But an agricultural land holding person having a or a semi-job or any other profession for earning, then such families will be omitted from this scheme," he said.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 21:35 IST