News from Maharashtra


Oct 29, 2004
Admin wants camps for data collection | Aurangabad News - Times of India

Nashik district administration has suggested that the state government conduct special camps to collect data of farmers with up to two hectares of land, so benefits proposed for them in the Union budget can be transferred directly to their bank accounts. On Friday, the Union budget proposed “income supplement” of Rs500 per month for all farmers with less than two hectares of land.
The state government had earlier sought suggestions from the administrations of Nashik and Aurangabad over ways and means to reach out to the last farmer in their respective regions. Although data already exists that could be used for collecting this information, collating that and linking it to other data sets could be tedious and might end up quite chaotic, officials say.