- Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the PM Kisan mobile app with face authentication feature on 22nd June.
- By using face authentication feature from this app, farmer can complete e-KYC remotely, sitting at home easily by scanning face without OTP or fingerprint and can also help 100 other farmers to do e-KYC at their home.
- Recognizing the need to make e-KYC mandatory, the Government of India has extended the ability of farmers to perform e-KYC to officers of state governments, so that each officer can complete the e-KYC process for 500 farmers.
PM Kisan :
PM Kisan is one of the world’s largest DBT schemes in which farmers will get Rs 6,000 in Aadhaar card linked bank accounts. The annual amount is transferred directly in three instalments. 2.42 lakh crore has been shifted to the accounts of more than 11 crore farmers, of whom more than 3 crore are women.
Qns : What is the purpose of the PM Kisan scheme in India?
(A) To provide farmers with insurance coverage
(B) To offer financial support to farmers for agricultural equipment
(C) To promote organic farming practices
(D) To transfer a monetary amount to farmers’ bank accounts
Ans : (D) To transfer a monetary amount to farmers’ bank accounts