8.69 crore farmers to get benefit through direct cash transfer: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that 8.69 crore farmers will be immediately benefited through direct cash transfers. FM announced installment of Rs 2000 in the first week of April to be transferred to the farmers.

On wage increase in MGNREGA, Finance Minister said that 5 crore families will be benefited, as there will be an increase of Rs 2000 per worker on average as additional income.