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PMKMY: Govt aims to enroll 2-cr farmers for pension scheme by Aug 15

The CSC e-Governance Services India, which manages over 3.5 lakh common service centres across the country, has set a target of enrolling 2 crore small and marginal farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana by August 15.

The PM-KMY was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the national capital on Friday which entitles eligible farmers for monthly pension of ₹3,000 per month.

“I have asked all village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) who run over 2-lakh CSCs in villages across India to register at least 100 small and marginal farmers by Independence Day (August 15). All our CSCs will remain open on Independence Day also to complete the target of registering at least 2 crore farmers by Independence Day,” CSC CEO Dinesh Tyagi said on Sunday.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has roped in CSC, a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, as exclusive “enrolling agency” for enrollment of subscribers.

Mr. Tyagi said enrolment process is very simple. Any eligible farmer who wants to join the scheme can visit his nearest CSC along with his Aadhaar card and bank passbook or account details.

Village Level Entrepreneurs who manage CSCs, will complete online registration process after taking all relevant details of farmers.

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