The 'PM-Kisan' scheme, which was started to improve the economic condition of the farmers, was also breached. The state governments have identified 33 lakh people who were not eligible to get the benefits according to the criteria but they About two and a half thousand crores to hit the government exchequer.
The central government has asked all the states to start immediate recovery from these disqualified people. The recovery process has been started in 18 states and union territories including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. In other states also, recovery can be started soon.
Careless officers and employees verifying eligibility may also fall. Under the PM-Kisan Yojana, farmers are given a total of six thousand rupees in three installments of two thousand rupees every year. The central government has set standards for eligible farmers. The list of farmers meeting these standards has to be sent to the states.