PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Mumbai: CM Fadnavis on Sunday said the state govt was mulling a proposal to help the farmers with over two hectares. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, rolled out earlier in the day, offers Rs 6,000 a year to farmers who have up to two hectares.

Asked if the BJP-led state govt would increase the amount under the scheme, Fadnavis said, “(Many) farmers in Maharashtra’s arid regions have higher (than two hectares) land holding but their plight is the same as that of small farmers.

A proposal to extend some help to such farmers is under consideration.” The Central scheme will benefit one crore farmers in the state, and 14.5 lakh farmers received funds Sunday itself, he said.

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