To monitor and ensure timely implementations of the Prime Minister’s KISAN scheme, the government is planning to hire senior professionals.
According to an official of the PM KISAN scheme, initially, six professionals will be hired who will work on data analytics, ground monitoring and the implementation supervision.
As per the scheme, small and marginal farmers are eligible to receive Rs 6,000 annually in three installments over the year.
A project monitoring unit at the Centre is headed by a joint secretary Vivek Agrawal, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the unit.
As per reports, the government has so far received data of 47.6 million beneficiaries. The first level verification of 40 million beneficiaries has been completed and the payment of the first installment of around 27.6 million farmers has been made.
The reports also state that the maximum beneficiaries are from the states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand and have received the first installment. The other states from which the beneficiaries are there include Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Panjab and Chhattisgarh.
It is anticipated that the process of transferring the amount to the beneficiaries may slow down owing to the effect of the model code of conduct laid by the Election Commission of India.