Here is the breaking news that, Day after taking oath, the new cabinet met on Friday and approved the extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers across the country. The first meeting was held at PM's office in South Block.
Fulfilling its poll promise, the Modi 2.0 government approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in the country.
The cabinet also approved a pension of Rs 3,000 per month to farmers above 40 years of age. The scheme will benefit five crore farmers. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the extension of the scheme will cost additional Rs 12,500 crore and bring the total cost to around Rs 87,000 crore annually.
The decision was taken in the first Cabinet meeting of the new NDA government, which came back to power, winning over 350 seats. In its manifesto for 2019 general elections, the BJP had promised to extend the scheme to all farmers.