Lucknow, 27th June 2022: In Rae Bareli, the government lost crores of rupees due to the negligence of the agriculture department. It is reported that for months the money of PM Samman Nidhi was going to the account of 33,000 such farmers who have died.
The Agriculture Department has now started verifying the farmers. However, it is not known how and where such a big mistake happened.
In fact, in June, a list was given to the Deputy Agriculture Director Rae Bareli from the Directorate of Agriculture, in which the names of those who have died, but the money of PM Samman Nidhi continues to reach their accounts. The Agriculture Department has directed the district officials of Salon, Lalganj, Rae Bareli, Dalmau, Unchahar, and Maharajganj tehsils to get the farmers included in this list verified.
It is alleged that crores of rupees went into the account of these dead farmers during the last several months and the Agriculture Department remained oblivious. At present, the work of verification of farmers is being done expeditiously so that the report can be submitted to the Directorate of Agriculture at the earliest.