Farmers are, on one hand, serving as the backbone of our country by cultivating crops and feeding the whole nation, but on the other are facing difficulties in satisfying the needs of their own family. Suicides because of debt and other financial problems, have always signalled towards their trouble and government has also, having realized this, decided to act upon it. From time to time, the government has offered aid to peasants and now a new initiative of giving them a pension, so they can spend life after retirement with dignity, is being undertaken.
Haryana government has taken this step to empower the elderly farmers and other weaker sections of society. A committee has been established by CM Manohar Lal Khattar to develop a wireframe of successful implementation of this scheme. Till now it is estimated that farmers above the age of 58 will be the beneficiary in this scheme. However, things are still being worked out. In the meetings previously held, the following things have been finalized:
Small and Marginal Farmers having fields of an area less than 4 acres or people working as labourers in farms can apply for this scheme.
- Aadhar Card
- Bank Passbook
- Land Registration Papers
- Passport-size photographs
Just like most of the government schemes, this scheme also requires online registration. Haryana government has not yet made it clear that which website will serve as the official portal for the registration but the procedure for it will remain similar to other registration processes i.e. the candidate will need to choose a username and password when creating an online account on the website. Following this, they will have to log in and open the form. The form will need to be filled online and the supporting documents will be uploaded online as well. After clicking on the Submit button, the individual will be registered for the scheme. The pension will be transferred to your bank account only after the validation is done.
Points to consider
Haryana Kisan Pension Yojana has been announced in 2019 and may take some time for picking up the pace. You need to maintain a close eye to know when the registration process begins. On average, the state of Haryana is home to 16.5 lac farmers and 26 lac labourers who work in farms. The scheme is only for those farmers who can not work any longer owing to old age.
The amount of pension is going to be around 5 thousand rupees a year. Some economic clauses will be definitely put in order to identify the deserving candidates.
Haryana is a fast-growing economy and it is on the list of honourable CM to allow the rural areas the same opportunity of growth.