Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Scam Revealed In Deobhog, Mainpur

Story Highlights
  • PM Modi launched a 12,000-year annual plan in district Janjgir-Champa in December 2020
  • Landless farmers being registered under the PM Kisan Nidhi Yojana by fraudulent agents

New Delhi: A gang in Deobhog, Manipur has been misusing the Aadhar card and bank account and deceiving credulous people since December. Farmers of Janjgir-Champa district; who do not possess agricultural lands have registered under the PM Kisan Nidhi Yojana.

PM Modi launched a 12,000-year annual plan in district Janjgir-Champa in December 2020. Agents have been demanding Aadhar card and passbooks for registering them under the scheme. A nominal fee of Rs300 is charged for inclusion in the scheme. More than 300 people were registered under the scheme.

However, the scheme is to meet only 6,000 annually, with first instalment already received by the registered candidates.

Nodal Officer Agriculture Deputy Operator FR Kashyap said that there is no information about such disturbances, it is not possible to join the scheme without acreage and measles, if the farmer is mentioned there, it is not possible without the connivance of the departmental operator. Appropriate guidance will be taken for action by informing the collector.

PM Kisan Nidhi Portal reveals the loopholes

On examining the scheme, the names of 73 people from Deobhog and Matia in Mainpur block, 56 of Anesar, 48 of Dhap Guda, Nuagaon, Sadhpadar, Mainpur Kala, Gaurghat, Chichia, Kumhadai Khurd, Tetalkanti, Kurmibasa Dhawalupadih were revealed.  

On further investigations on the portal of PmKisan Nidhi, these aadhar cardholders are found to be farmers of more than 30 more villages like Andi, Odekera, Bada Dabhara, Amakoni, Kandara Ghat Delhi, Kandra, Dahikani, Zarve, Kutera, in Janjgir Champa district. 

On being investigated by government officials, farmers refuse to reveal the names of the agents fearing account suspension.

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