CORRESPONDENT AIZAWL, April 23: Hundreds of farmers in Mizoram have received financial assistance from the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKISAN) during the lockdown. According to the BJP’s Mizoram unit, an amount of Rs 1,307.40 lakh has been transferred to the accounts of farmers across the State. 
A PIB release said Lungtiawii of Khawbung in Champhai district is one such farmer who received Rs 2,000 under the PM-KISAN scheme. “Lungtiawii said that she is happy to receive Rs 2,000 during the lockdown. She has used the money for farming activities,” the release said. 

Zodinpui of Kolasib Venglai also received Rs 2,000 in her account under the scheme. She thanked the Centre for helping her during the lockdown period. Scores of farmers have also received Rs 2,000 each in their bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. 

BJP sources said Mizoram has also received Rs 268.88 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana during the lockdown period.
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