Srinagar, Aug 8:In order to enable smooth payments to the beneficiaries of PM-KISAN under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojna, J&K Bank’s all Treasury business units shall remain open on August 9, 2020 (Sunday)in the Union Territory of J&K and Ladakh.
Notably, on the initiative taken by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narinder Modi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare GOI, shall release the second four-monthly installment (August–November 2020) on 9th August 2020 (Sunday) through a single click, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojna to the already identified 8.5 Crore beneficiaries.
In order to facilitate smooth payments to the PM-Kisan beneficiaries, Jammu and Kashmir Bank shall keep all its Treasury branches open on Sunday 9thAugust in J&K and Ladakh and no other business activity shall be carried out on the day.
The bank in its statement said, “we shall ensure that all our cash dispensing machines remain adequately replenished so that the PM-KISAN beneficiaries withdraw their payments smoothly and safely.”
Pertinently, the PM-KlSANYojna is meant to provide direct income support to all landholding farmer families across the country irrespective of the size of their landholding. Under the scheme an amount of Rs 6000 is granted in 3 four-monthly instalments in the bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.