The Mamata Banerjee government will roll out the enhanced financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per year to a farmer under Krishak Bandhu scheme from June 16. Fulfilling the poll promise of the Chief Minister given to the state’s agrarian society, her cabinet on Thursday gave a nod to increase the benefit under scheme for each farmer to Rs 10,000 per year increasing it from Rs 6,000. While realising the election manifesto, Banerjee announced that the amount will be increased to Rs 10,000 after formation of her government for the third consecutive term. The farmers with less than 1 acre will receive Rs 4,000, which was Rs 2,000 earlier. The death benefit under the scheme will remain constant to Rs 2 lakh.
Source : Nyoooz