Source: PIB & Economic Times
A National Farmer’s Welfare Programme Implementation Society has been registered in December 2019 to operate certain Central Sector Schemes related to farmers’ welfare including PM-KISAN.
About the NFWPI society
- It has been registered under the Societies Registration Act and it will run as an independent unit with the agriculture secretary as the chairman.
- The society is free to hire resources for running schemes and the central government will bear all the administrative costs.
- It has been mandated to develop database of farmers and run all the direct benefit transfer(DBT) schemes