GUWAHATI: A large-scale anomalies have been reported in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi at Hatigarh in Chaygaon area under Kamrup district of Assam. Local people have alleged that names of many fake beneficiaries have been included in the ambitious scheme for the benefit of the farmers.
“This list should be cancelled. The genuine farmers should get the benefit from the scheme,” said a local man.
Villagers alleged that though there are around 300 genuine farmers in the village, only 50 persons have been included in the list of beneficiaries.
“Among the 50 beneficiaries, there are 46 people from minority community. But there is no minority population in our village. The person whoever prepared this list should be arrested and punished,” demanded a villager.
Such incidents of irregularities in the flagship scheme have been reported in other parts of the state also.
Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured a proper investigation into the alleged corruption in PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
“No one will be spared. Whoever found guilty will be put behind bar,” Sonowal reiterated his government’s zero tolerance policy to corruption at a press meet in Guwahati.