PM-Kishan Yojana - Employing Mantra Biometric Devices for Registration of Farmers in Bihar

The Central Government has recently launched Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kishan Yojana) to transform the lives of small and marginal farmers in India, by providing them assured monetary support in three installments every year.

Ahmedabad, India, May 02, 2019 --( Under the Scheme, Rs. 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of up to 2 hectares. The amount will be given in three installments of Rs. 2000 each and transferred directly to the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer. DBT program ensures transparency in the process of providing benefits to the farmers and further it will save their time.

The Govt. of India has mandated Online Kishan Registration where the farmers can enroll themselves online to get the benefits of subsidies, grants and compensation under the PM-Kishan Yojana.

The Bihar Government has implemented this scheme and commenced Online Kishan enrollment process for the farmers. After enrolling for this, farmers will receive the beneficiary amount in their banks through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for any agricultural schemes. This online registration will help farmers with the crops selling, purchase of green manure, seeds or agricultural machinery.

For the online enrolment, a farmer will require Aadhaar Number, Biometrics Verification and/or OTP. For biometric verification, Bihar Government has implemented an IRIS Scanner (MIS100) offered by Mantra Softech India Pvt Ltd.

Ahmedabad-based leading biometric company, Mantra Softech (India) Pvt. Ltd. is leader and manufacturer in biometric products, services and solutions in India. Mantra Softech is the fastest growing brand in Biometrics domain in India which provides innovative biometric technology based fingerprint and iris devices to the Indian Government to support multiple initiatives. Mantra Softech is the only company providing Biometric Iris devices to the Bihar Government for the purpose of carrying out efficient registration process of farmers.

The company has its own manufacturing facility which supports "Make in India" initiative. Mantra Fingerprint Sensors and IRIS Sensors are used in various flagship programs of Government, namely Aadhaar Enabled Biometrics Attendance System (AEBAS), Jeevan Pramaan, Aadhaar Based Digital Signature, MSSDA Program, PMKVY, MANAS, VTP Program, Aajivika Program, MANREGA, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, etc.
Mantra Softech India Pvt. Ltd.
Arjun Singh