Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has launched National Monthly Pension Schemes for farmers above the age of 60 years.
An official spokesperson of the Punjab Agriculture Department said that the State government has planned the pension scheme for the financial security of farmers in which the farmers aged between 18 to 60 years would deposit minimum Rs. 6000 on monthly, half yearly or annual basis as per their convenience. He said that in order to prevent any deception with farmers, the Government has set up the direct coordination between farmer and bank.
Divulging more information he said that if farmer will deposit Rs. 12000 annually then government will deposit Rs. 1000 from their treasury in to the saving of the farmer. He said that this National Monthly Pension Scheme will be provided the secure lifestyle to the farmers.