Madurai

Medium, big farmers eligible for assistance

Virudhunagar

Farmers eligible to get assistance under Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) have been asked to submit their applications to their respective village administrative officers.

In a statement, Collector, A. Sivagnanam, said that the eligibility that was confined to marginal and small farmers with a land-holding of up to 2 hectares has been expanded to medium and big farmers too.

Except for high income groups and the land holdings in the name of companies all farmers are eligible to get ₹6,000 assistance a month.

Even if the patta holder had passed away before February 1, 2019, the legal heirs can join under the scheme on transfer of name of patta, the statement said.

Such legal heirs should submit their applications with the respective Tahsildars and get the transfer of name of patta done before June 30 and get benefit under the PM-KISAN scheme.

People have been asked to make use of jamabandhi under way in the district.

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