Kolkata, Jan 01 (UNI) West Bengal ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee today turned 21 years since its inception on this day in 1998.
” Trinamool turns 21. It has been a long journey with many struggles. We got many opportunities to work ‘for the people, of the people and by the people’. As we start New Year, and Trinamool turns 21,” Ms Banerjee, Chief Minster and the AITC chairperson, Twitted in her account.
Congratulating the people across the country to mark the occasion, especially the people of the state, who have been supporting the party to grow further in more than past two decades, Ms Banerjee assured that her party would always stand in support of the poor people.
She also listed details of the TMC government’s achievements in past eight years since 2011 in a video taped recording, also announced two new schemes for farmers of the state, namely Krishak Bandhu (1) and Krishak Bandhu (2). Both the schemes will be implemented by the Agriculture Department with effect from January 1, 2019.
Krishak Bandhu (1) is in the form of an assurance model. If a farmer dies between the ages of 18 and 60, be it due to natural or unnatural cause, the family would receive a one-time grant of Rs 2 lakh. About 72 lakh farmer families will benefit from this scheme. While the scheme will be functional from January 1, 2019, applications for the scheme will be accepted from February 1.
The other scheme, Krishak Bandhu (2) is in the form of a yearly grant to farmers’ families. The government will give Rs 5,000 per acre per annum in two installments to farmers’ families. In case of smaller lands, a proportional amount will be given to the farmers.
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