NALBARI, April 28 - Strong resentment has been prevailing among a cross-section of people in Nalbari district over the nepotism and corrupt practices in the selection of PM Kisan Sanman Nidhi beneficiaries.
The Union government under this scheme deposited Rs 2,000, the first instalment of the yearly grant of Rs 6,000, to the bank account of the farmers to compensate for the loss of their produce during the lockdown.
However, gross anomalies have come to light in the selection of needy farmers.
The local BJP leaders, panchayat representatives and a section of corrupt officials from the Agriculture department selected some beneficiaries from the non-farming sector for this scheme.
The names of wives of government salary holders and panchayat representatives were also found in the beneficiary list.
Meanwhile, Nalbari deputy commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury, following the complaints received from various quarters, today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the anomalies.
The probe committee headed by Krishna Baruah, the district development commissioner, has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.
It may be mentioned here that the Ghograpar anchalik unit of AASU today submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Nalbari deputy commissioner, demanding stern action against the guilty persons.