Friday, June 22, 2018

1 lakh farmers to now get pension, thanks to Mamata Banerjee govt

Kolkata: Taking a major step to extend support to farmers, the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to give old age pension to as many as 1 lakh farmers above the age of 60 years. At present, a total of 69,000 aged farmers derive the benefit. But the Chief Minister has now decided to bring in another 31,000 under the project. At the same time, the amount of pension has also gone up. Earlier, the aged farmers used to get Rs 650 to Rs 750 per month as pension. Read More