New Delhi:The problem of farmers in India has been going on for many years. Despite many efforts of the government, the problem of farmers in the country has not been solved. In this direction, the Narendra Modi government of the Center is preparing a scheme, which will directly benefit millions of farmers of India.
Modi government has planned to give social security pension of Rs 3 thousand per month to elderly farmers above 60 years. This was confirmed by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha. In response to a member question, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government has approved 1 pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers.
It will have some conditions. The objective of this scheme is to give 1 minimum support in old age to such farmers, who are not in a position to make any significant savings. This scheme will help them in the event of loss of their means of livelihood. Under this scheme, there is a provision for giving a minimum fixed pension of Rs 3,000 per month to eligible farmers after the age of 60 years.
It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, which can be entered from 18 to 40 years of age. Beneficiaries can choose to become members of the scheme by subscribing to a pension fund managed by the Life Insurance Corporation.