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In West Bengal, the first installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme is going to be provided to the farmers. 

Many ministers of the central government have tightened many times over the West Bengal government for not implementing this scheme.

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The Indian Express newspaper writes that the first installment of 2,000 rupees to the beneficiary farmers of the state will start receiving from May 14.

A source has told the newspaper that the West Bengal government has allowed the decision of the beneficiaries of PM-Kisan to deposit the money directly in their account.

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It has been revealed that on May 4, the state government had automatically allowed money transfer to the account.

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The decision was taken when Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar wrote a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a day ago, requesting the state government officials to give benefits of the scheme.

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7.55 lakh farmers of West Bengal are currently found eligible for this scheme and they will be given the first installment of Rs 2,000 for the April-July period. Sources say that the central government will release Rs 9 crore during this period.

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Under this PM-Kisan Yojana, 6,000 rupees are deposited directly into their account in three installments throughout the year.

Under this scheme started in 2018-19, the eighth installment is being given to the farmers of the country this time.

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