Mamata Banerjee said “I am happy to announce that GoWB is relaunching the #KrishakBandhu Scheme by doubling the annual financial support for all farmers & share-croppers”
Mamata Banerjee, founder Chairperson All India Trinamool Congress and chief minister of West Bengal, on Thursday said that the government is relaunching the Krishak Bandhu Scheme.
She said she felt pleased to inform that Government of West Bengal was relaunching the Krishak Bandhu Scheme, ‘which will double the yearly cash support for all farmers and share-croppers.’
“I am happy to announce that GoWB is relaunching the #KrishakBandhu Scheme by doubling the annual financial support for all farmers & share-croppers,” she said.
She further said, “Farmers will now receive an increased financial support from ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 for one acre or more of cultivable land.”
People with less than one acre of cultivable land will now get a pro-rata minimum of Rs. 4,000 each year, she said.
“Additionally, those having less than one acre of cultivable land will now receive a minimum of ₹4,000 per annum, on a pro-rata basis,” she said, adding, “I assure everyone that GoWB is working round the clock to deliver all the promises of our 10 Ongikars.”
Mamata Banerjee declared that the ‘Notun Krishak Bondhu Scheme’ will help 60 lakh farmers in Bengal.
She stated that the government has supported a recommendation presented at the cabinet meeting.