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Mamata Banerjee Announces Rs. 2900 Crore Aid for West Bengal Farmers

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal has made a significant announcement, revealing the disbursement of Rs. 2900 crore for approximately 1.05 crore farmers enrolled under the Krishak Bandhu (Natun) scheme. This financial aid, marking the first installment for the Kharif season of 2024, aims to bolster agricultural support and welfare in the state.

Under the scheme, farmers with cultivable land of one acre or more will receive Rs. 10,000 annually, while those with lesser land holdings will be entitled to a proportionate amount, with a minimum of Rs. 4000 per year. Since its inception in 2019, the scheme has channeled a total of Rs. 18,234 crore directly into the bank accounts of farmers, empowering them with crucial financial assistance.

In addition to the financial aid provided to active farmers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee emphasized the government’s commitment to social security measures for farming communities. Families of farmers aged between 18 and 60, who unfortunately pass away, will receive a death compensation of Rs. 2 lakh. This initiative has already benefited 1,12,000 bereaved families in West Bengal, with a total disbursement of Rs. 2240 crore over the past few years.

The announcement underscores the state government’s dedication to enhancing the economic well-being and social security of farmers in West Bengal. Through targeted interventions and welfare schemes like Krishak Bandhu, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee aims to uplift agricultural communities and ensure their sustained prosperity.

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