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The Ministry of Fisheries has sought to include fishermen in the PM-KISAN scheme, which gives Rs 6,000 a year to farmers in three equal installments. About 20 million fishermen need direct income support as they work in shared boats and own nothing. Under the PM-KISAN program, the government has only identified 84.6 million farmers. The government has estimated the total number of beneficiary farmers at 140 million. The government still has room to accommodate 20 million fishermen in this program.