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Modi announced 6000 rupees to ‘patta’ holder farmers per year : Tripura BJP says ‘Historical Decision’
TIWN Feb 17, 2018
Modi announced 6000 rupees to ‘patta’ holder farmers per year : Tripura BJP says ‘Historical Decision’
PHOTO : PM Modi addressing at Astabal Stadium (Agartala). TIWN Pic Feb 9

AGARTALA, Feb 17 (TIWN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on February 24 the government scheme of giving Rs. 6,000 annual financial assistance to farmers which was announced in the interim budget. This decision was taken ahead of Lok Sabha election.

 Chief Minister Biplab Deb who is also BJP State President said that it is a historical decision. However, opposition CPI-M has alleged Tripura farmers are deprived as maximum farmers in Tripura do not have “patta”.

The first installment of Rs. 2,000 will be credited in farmers' accounts by the prime minister at the proposed Kisan Maha Adhiveshan at Fertilizer ground in Gorakhpur.

Govt however did not give the number of farmers who will receive the money on the day the scheme is launched.

The two-day farmers' conclave will be inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah on February 23.

On Wednesday, BJP state president Sunil Bansal along with party MPs and MLAs took stock of preparation at the rally ground.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, farmers cultivating up to two hectares (5 acres) will get a direct cash support of Rs. 6,000 annually, payable in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 each.

Special transport arrangements have been made to ferry farmers from different areas to the rally ground, said the BJP. 

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