Dimapur, September 17: The Department of Agriculture, Mon launched Pradhan Mantri Dha Yojana (PM-KMDY) on Tuesday for Mon District at Council Hall, Mon.
In the key note address, District Agriculture Officer, Mon, Nungsangkaba explained in brief the objectives of PM-KMDY, which is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for farmers. For the scheme, the entry age group is 18 to 40 years.
There is a felt need to create a social security net for the farming community as old age may result in loss of livelihood for the farmers, he said.
Community Service Centres (CSC) manager and her team were present in the programme.
The operational guidelines were printed in local dialect (Konyak) and distributed to the participants. Farmers from 38 villages under Mon district attended the programme.
The PM-KMY is a central sector Scheme, administered by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India in partnership with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The scheme provides assured monthly pension of Rs 3000 to all land holding Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) whether male or female, on attaining the age of 60 years.
(Page News Service)