Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, revealed on Thursday that the state cabinet has accepted a proposal to provide cash incentives to farmers, with a minimum transfer of Rs 4,000 to each farmer in the state.
Mamata Banerjee said that the ‘Notun Krishak Bondhu Scheme’ will assist 60 lakh farmers in Bengal. She stated that the government has supported a suggestion presented at the cabinet meeting.
“Under the government initiative, farmers will receive a minimum of Rs 4,000. They would be paid Rs 10,000 for one acre of land. Majdoors and bargadas will also receive Rs 4,000, up from Rs 2,000 previously,” stated Mamata Banerjee.
“The Centre is giving less money, and not all farmers are getting it,” she added. The central scheme does not cover baragadas or labourers. Many farmers will receive their cash today, while others will receive them soon.”
She also offered a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of farmers who perished. This benefit will be distributed to 28,000 farmer families.
Mamata Banerjee, the Bengal chief minister, also appealed to the district magistrates to release the funds to the farmers