Over seven crore farmers have been benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.
Under this scheme, six thousand rupees per year are being given in three installments to the farmers.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said, from 1st December of this year, the release of benefits will be made to beneficiaries only on the basis of Aadhar authenticated data under this scheme.
He further said, as per the instructions of the central government, state governments have organized publicity and awareness campaign to ensure that Aadhar based authenticated data must be used to provide the benefit to the beneficiaries.
He informed that around over one crore 67 lakh farmers in Uttar Pradesh are benefited under the scheme which is the highest among all the all states.