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Tripura Govt approves Rs 6,000 assistance to farmers

 AGARTALA, Feb 15 - The BJP-IPFT Government in Tripura has approved the Rs 6,000 financial assistance to farmers having upto two hectares of cultivable lands under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY), State Agriculture Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said Friday.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the Council of Ministers held here on Thursday evening, he said.

The assistance would be given in three instalments, a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the programme on February 24, he said, adding all the MLAs, public representatives, BDOs, SDMs and district collectors were requested for wide publicity of the scheme.

The money for the first instalment would enter the farmers’ bank accounts before March 31, Singha Roy said.

The first phase of the programme begins on Dec 31 and ends on March 31, he said.

The forms for it would be available in the offices of the gram panchayats, the Agriculture department, Nagar panchayats, Municipal councils or Corporations from February 18 and the farmers availing the scheme were required to fill them up, the Minister said. – PTI

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