February 23, 2019
Special cell set up for Krishak Bandhu Scheme
The State Agriculture Department has set up a special cell to help people with the Krishak Bandhu Scheme.
The cell is being manned by a senior official of the State Agriculture Department. A system has been set in place so that even if the official retires, another would be appointed in his place immediately.
The work on the scheme is being carried done on a war footing. Cheques are being regularly distributed to farmers from panchayat offices. Rs 4,000 crore has been allocated for the last two months of this financial year, that is, 2018-19.
It is being ensured that there is no lag in the implementation of the scheme. There are two parts to the scheme – one, a one-time payment of Rs 1 lakh to the family of a farmer in case of his or her death, and the other, a payment per acre of land.
A helpline for the scheme, started by the State Government, is already in operation, the toll-free number being (033) 22635795. It is available every day, even on public holidays, from 10am to 5pm.