The farmers of Bengal can get the money of the Prime Minister's Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme with the help of the state government. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said this in a letter to state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in a letter to state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said farmers who own less than two acres of land under the Prime Minister's Kisan Samman Nidhi project will get a total of Rs 6,000 in three installments of Rs 2,000 a year. 

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Recently, the Centre has allotted Rs 18,000 crore for 9 crore new farmers in this project. However, the farmers of Bengal were not getting this benefit till now because they have their own separate project called Krishakbandhu. The farmers in Bengal get Rs 5,000 in two installments from the Krishakbandhu project run by the state government.

The West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee on Monday (January 4) indicated to implement the Central government's PM Kissan Yojana for farmers in the state. According to reports, about 21 lakh farmers of Bengal have applied for the project grant. 

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In a letter to the Chief Minister on Thursday (January 7), the Union Agriculture Minister said that the farmers of Bengal can get the money of the Prime Minister's Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme with the help of the state government.

In other words, it was made clear that the money would not be given through the state. The Centre will send the money to the farmers' account after verifying the list of applicants’ names.