Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched the PM-Kisan mobile app with face authentication feature. This app comes under the central government’s ambitious and popular scheme “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi” for income support to farmers. Recognizing the need to make e-KYC mandatory, the Government of India has extended the ability of farmers to do e-KYC to officers of state governments as well. Now every officer can complete the e-KYC process for 500 farmers.

About PM Kisan Mobile App

On the occasion of the launch, Union Minister Tomar said that Kisan Samman Nidhi comprehensive and innovative scheme, technology will benefit the farmers.

Using the face authentication feature of PM Kisan Mobile App, farmers from remote areas can do e-KYC by scanning their face without OTP or fingerprint even sitting at home.

With this he can also help another 100 farmers to do e-KYC at their doorstep.

About App Launch Ceremony

The ceremony organized at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, in which thousands of farmers present in the country’s Krishi Vigyan Kendras, officials of the Central and State Governments and representatives of various government agencies and agricultural organizations connected through virtual medium. On this occasion, Union Minister Tomar said that under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, about 8.5 crore farmers will be give the installment of the scheme soon after KYC.

Explaining about PM-Kisan, the Union Minister said that it is an innovative scheme, the benefit of which is being give by the central government to the farmers without any middlemen. Giving benefits to such a large number of farmers has been possible only with the help of technology. The Government of India has made this app using technology, due to which the work has become much easier.

PM Kisan Yojana is one of the largest DBT schemes in the world. In this scheme, 6 thousand rupees will be given to the farmers in the bank accounts linked to the Aadhaar card. The annual amount transferred directly in three installments.

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