Centre launches face authentication feature on PM Kisan app

PM Kisan is one of the world's largest DBT schemes in which farmers get ₹6,000 directly in to their Aadhaar linked bank accounts in three installments in a year

Face authentication feature

New Delhi: The Central government has launched the face authentication feature on the PM-Kisan mobile app by which farmers can complete their e-KYC remotely, sitting at home by scanning face without OTP or fingerprints.

Union agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the face authentication feature on the PM-Kisan app under the central government’s ambitious and popular scheme for income support to farmers “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi” in New Delhi on Thursday. About 100 farmers did their e-KYC while sitting at their home. Now e-KYC has been made mandatory for the farmers to draw the honourarium of ₹6000 per annum.

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Thousands of farmers present in Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the country, as well as officers of the Central and state governments and representatives of various government agencies and agricultural organizations were virtually connected to the event held at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, by the Union ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare.

Tomar said that PM Kisan Samman Nidhi is a very comprehensive and ambitious scheme of the government of India, in the implementation of which the state governments have performed their role very diligently, as a result of which we are in a position to pay the installment of the scheme about 8.5 crore farmers after KYC. The more refined this platform the more it will be useful for PM-Kisan and whenever any benefit has to be given to the farmers, complete data will be available with the Central and State Governments, so that no problem can arise in data verification.

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Tomar said: “Today, it has become possible to give benefits to such a large number of farmers only with the help of technology. No one can question the implementation of this entire scheme which is a very important achievement. The work has become much easier by using technology the GoI developed this app.”

In the program, Union minister of state for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Kailash Choudhary said that the agriculture sector is benefiting from technology and the new facility of this app will also provide a lot of convenience to the farmers.

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Union agriculture secretary Manoj Ahuja and additional secretary Pramod Kumar Mehrada explained the features of the app.

PM Kisan is one of the world’s largest DBT schemes in which farmers get Rs 6,000 directly transferred through Aadhaar linked bank accounts in three installments in a year. A sum of ₹2.42 lakh crore has been transferred to the accounts of more than 11 crore farmers, of whom more than 3 crore were women.

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