26 March 2020 – Provided early payments under support scheme for farmers

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Industry interventions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of India will front-load the first instalment of Rs 2,000 due in 2020-21 to farmers under existing PM Kisan Yojana, which is a minimum income support scheme for farmers.

The first payment will now be paid in the first week of April 2020.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1608345