New Delhi: Farmers are receiving more money directly into their accounts thanks to the Direct Benefit Transfer programme, according to Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. He claimed that the use of technology has made things more transparent, helped farmers, and removed middlemen. In recent years, he claimed, the amount spent on the minimum support price has multiplied, directly benefiting farmers.
Speaking to the media in New Delhi today, Mr. Tomar outlined the steps the government has taken to guarantee food supply, develop reliable procedures for the purchase of foodgrains, and successfully implement the One Nation One Ration card plan across the nation. According to the Minister, the DBT scheme has helped farmers receive three lakh 81 thousand crore rupees in their accounts.
He said that free foodgrains were given to 80 crore people, assisting the underprivileged in coping with the Covid pandemic’s impacts. According to him, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana cost three lakh 90 thousand million rupees. According to Mr. Tomar, the MSP’s expenses were one lakh six thousand crore rupees in 2014–15 and two lakh 75 thousand crore rupees in 2021–22.