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The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme that provides income support to the families of landholding farmers in India. This scheme provides supplement financial support to the farmers to procure various inputs related to agriculture and allied activities and their domestic needs.
PM-KISAN provides income support to all landholding farmers’ families who have cultivable lands. Under this scheme, 100% funding is provided by the Government of India. It aims to supplement the financial needs of farmers in obtaining agriculture inputs for ensuring proper crop health and appropriate yield.
The State Government and UT administration identify the farmer families eligible for financial support under the scheme guidelines. After the beneficiaries are identified, the funds are directly transferred to their bank accounts under this scheme.
Under this scheme, all landholder farmers’ families are eligible to obtain the benefits. The landholder farmers’ family is defined under the scheme guidelines as a family consisting of a husband, wife and minor children who own cultivable land as per the land records of the respective State or UT. The existing land ownership system is used for identifying the beneficiaries.
However, the following categories of beneficiaries belonging to the higher economic status will not be eligible to obtain the benefits under the scheme.
Under the PM KISAN scheme, income support of Rs.6,000 per year is given in three equal instalments to marginal and small farmer families who have a combined landholding or ownership of up to 2 hectares. The financial benefit of Rs.6000 per year is released to the eligible beneficiaries in three equal instalments of Rs.2000 every 4-months or trimester of April-July, August-November and December-March.
The farmers can apply for this scheme in the following ways:
The details that are required to be provided for registration are:
The respective State and UTs will identify the beneficiaries. The details of farmers will be maintained by the States or UTs either in manual or electronic form. The benefits will be transferred to the beneficiaries directly to their bank accounts.