WB Governor says central benifits denied to farmers due to “confrontation stance” of Mamata government

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday alleged that the state’s farmers have been denied benifit of Rs 12,000 each due to the “confrontation stance” of the Mamata Banerjee government.

Each farmer in the state has been denied the benefit of Rs 12,000 due to the administration’s refusal to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, The Governor who has had a bitter relations with Mamata Banerjee government said.

“Confrontation stance @MamataOfficial governance disaster. Farmers in State already lost direct benefit of Rs 8,400 crores. Each farmer denied direct benefit of Rs 12,000,” he tweeted.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had in September written to the Union agriculture minister saying that the PM- Kisan scheme will be implemented in West Bengal if the funds are routed through the state government.

Under the PM-Kisan scheme, launched in December 2018, the central government provides Rs 6,000 annually to farmers in three equal instalments. Dhankhar had earlier criticised the Trinamool Congress government for its refusal to implement the scheme, holding that 70 lakh farmers in the state have been deprived of the benefits introduced by the Centre.