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PM KISAN Samman Nidhi - पीएम किसान सम्मान निधि - Overview, Latest News & Status Check

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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.

Latest Updates:

9th August 2021
The Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi released the 9th instalment of PM-KISAN funds of more than Rs.19,500 crore to more than 9.75 crore beneficiary farmer families under the PM-KISAN scheme on 9th August 2021.

14th May 2021
The Central Government released the 8th instalment of PM-KISAN funds of Rs.19,000 crore to 9.5 crore PM-KISAN beneficiaries on 14th May 2021 to support the farmers.

Eligibility Criteria Under PM KISAN

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.

PM KISAN Exclusion Category

The following categories of beneficiaries belonging to the higher economic status will not be eligible to obtain the benefits under the scheme.

  • Every Institutional Landholder.
  • Farmer families belonging to one or more of the below categories:
    • Present and past holders of constitutional posts.
    • Present and former Ministers, State Ministers, Chairpersons of District Panchayats, Mayors of Municipal Corporations, Members of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or State Legislative Assemblies or State Legislative Councils.
    • Every retired and serving employee and officers of Central or State Government Ministries or Offices or Departments and its field units or Central/State PSEs and attached offices or autonomous institutions under government and employees of the local bodies. (Excluding Class IV/Multi Tasking Staff/Group D employees).
    • Every superannuated or retired pensioner with a monthly pension of Rs.10,000 and above (Excluding Class IV/Multi Tasking Staff /Group D employees)
    • Every person who paid Income Tax in the last assessment year.
    • Professionals like Engineers, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carry out the profession by undertaking practices.

Benefits Provided under PM KISAN

Under the PM KISAN scheme, income support of Rs.6,000 per year is given to all farmer families having cultivable land in their name, irrespective of the size of their landholdings.

The amount of Rs.6,000 is given in three equal instalments every year as follows:

InstalmentPeriod of Payment
Rs.2,000April-July
Rs.2,000August-November
Rs.2,000December-March

PM KISAN Aadhaar Link

The farmers need to have an Aadhaar card to avail the benefits of the PM KISAN scheme. The farmers cannot enrol or register themselves as beneficiaries under the PM KISAN scheme if they do have an Aadhaar card. The instalment is released only on the basis of the Aadhaar seeded database.

The beneficiaries can link their Aadhar with the bank account of the PM KISAN portal by following the below process:

  • Go to the PM KISAN portal.
  • Scroll down to the ‘Framers Corner’ and click on the ‘Edit Aadhaar Failure Records’ option.
  • The page will open to edit Aadhaar details. On the page, select the option of ‘Aadhar Number’, enter Aadhaar Number, Captcha and click on the ‘Search’ button.
  • The farmers dashboard will open up where they can edit the Aadhar Number or update it and click the ‘Submit’ button.

PM KISAN Credit Card

The government launched the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme in 1988 that provides farmers timely access to credit. The KCC scheme aimed at providing short-term formal credit to the farmers. The government has linked the KCC with the PM KISAN scheme.

The PM Kisan Credit Cards have now been linked to the PM KISAN scheme. The PM KISAN beneficiaries can apply for KCC cards and obtain short-term loans with low-interest rates under the KCC cards. The loans provided to the farmers under the KCC card provides them with a credit limit to purchase equipment and cover other expenses as well.  

The following are the features of the PM KISAN credit card:

  • Loans are provided at a low-interest rate of 2% to 4% 
  • Collateral free loans up to Rs.3 lakh is provided.
  • In-built crop insurance coverage.
  • Flexible repayment option of the loans.

The beneficiaries of the PM KISAN scheme can apply for the PM KISAN credit cards by following the procedure below:

  • Go to the PM KISAN portal.
  • Scroll down to the ‘Framers Corner’ and click on the ‘Download KCC Form’ option.
  • The ‘Loan Application form for agricultural credit for PM KISAN beneficiaries will open’. The farmers need to download this form.
  • Fill in all the details in the form. To apply for KCC cards, the farmers need to select the option of ‘Issue of fresh KCC’ provided under the option ‘B’ section while filling the form.
  • Once the form is filled, the form, along with the required documents, is to be submitted to the bank of the farmer.
  • The bank will process the request and provide the KCC card to the farmer.

Alternatively, the beneficiaries can also visit the bank website where they wish to apply for a PM KISAN credit card, fill the application form for the KCC card on the website and submit it online. The bank will process the application and provide the KCC card to the PM KISAN beneficiaries.

Application Process under PM KISAN

The farmers can apply for this scheme in the following ways:

  • The eligible farmers can apply for this scheme with the revenue officials, village Patwaris or other designated officers or agencies by submitting the required details to them,
  • The eligible farmers can visit their nearest Common Service Centres (CSCs) for registration under the scheme upon payment of fees, or
  • The eligible farmers can also do self-registration on the PM KISAN portal through the Farmers Corner. The farmers can check the status of their registration through this link.

The details that are required to be provided for registration are: 

  • Name.
  • Age.
  • Gender.
  • Mobile number.
  • Category(SC/ST).
  • Aadhaar Number (if the Aadhaar Number is not issued, then the Aadhaar Enrollment Number and any prescribed document for identification such as the Voters’ ID, Driving Licence, NREGA Job Card, or any other identification issued by Central/State/UT Government).
  • Bank Account Number of the applicant. 

PM KISAN Online Registration Process

The procedure of online registration for the PM KISAN scheme is as follows:


  • Scroll down to the ‘Framers Corner’ and click on the ‘New Farmer Registration’ option.
  • The ‘New Farmer Registration Form’ page will open. The registration page will verify if the farmer is already registered on the portal.
  • For verification, the farmer has to select the ‘Rural Farmer Registration’ or ‘Urban Farmer Registration’ option and enter the Aadhar Number, select state from the drop-down list, enter the captcha and click on the ‘Search’ button.
  • If the farmer details are not found on the database, the page will display the confirmation and ask ‘if you want to register yourself’. The farmer needs to click on the ‘Yes’ tab.
  • The registration form will open where the farmer has to enter the personal and banking details and click on the ‘save’ button.
  • The farmer needs to follow the instructions shown on the page and complete the registration process.

PM KISAN Mobile App Registration

The farmers can also download the PMKISAN mobile app from the google play store and register themselves. The farmers can download the PMKISAN mobile app directly from the Google Play Store or even go to the PM KISAN website on their mobile and click on the ‘Download PMKISAN Mobile App’ option in the ‘Framers Corner’ section.

The process of PM KISAN registration on the PMKISAN mobile app is as follows: 

  • Open the PMKISAN mobile app, choose the language from the list and click on the ‘New Farmer Registration’ button. 
  • Enter Aadhar card number, Captcha and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Fill the registration form with the details like the name, bank details, address, IFSC Code, land details, etc., and click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration.

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.

Documents Required for PM Kisan Registration

  • Aadhaar card
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Documents showing ownership of land
  • Details of bank account

PM KISAN Beneficiary Status

The government publishes the list of PM KISAN beneficiaries on the official PM KISAN portal. After the farmers have registered on the portal, they can view their PM KISAN status. The name of the farmers on the PM KISAN beneficiary list will get the benefits of this scheme. The procedure for PM KISAN status check is as follows:

  • Go to the official PM KISAN portal.
  • Scroll down to ‘Farmers Corner’ and click on the ‘Beneficiary Status’ button.
  • The ‘Beneficiary Status’ page will open.
  • Enter the Aadhar number, Account number or Mobile number and Captcha and click on the ‘Get Status’ button.

Upon clicking on the ‘Get Status’ button, all the transaction information of the PM KISAN beneficiary will be shown. The details of the last instalment, the date of the last instalment transferred to the beneficiaries account and the bank account credited to will appear on the screen

The beneficiaries can also view the PM KISAN scheme list for a particular village. The farmers can check if they are included in their village’s beneficiary list for this scheme by following the below process:

  • Go to the official PM KISAN portal.
  • Scroll down to ‘Farmers Corner’ and click on the ‘Beneficiary List’ button.
  • The ‘Beneficiaries under PM KISAN’ page will open.
  • Enter the Status, District, Sub-district, Block, Village and click on the ‘Get Report’ button.

The PM KISAN beneficiary status will be displayed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will the beneficiaries under the PM KISAN scheme be identified and shortlisted for payment of the benefits under the scheme?

    The state government or the UT government is solely responsible for identifying the eligible farmers’ families for providing benefits under this scheme. After registration of the farmers on the PM KISAN portal, the prevailing record of lands or land ownership systems in different states or UT’s will be used to identify and shortlist the beneficiaries for transferring the benefits under this scheme.

  • What is the reason for not getting the PM KISAN scheme instalment?

    The instalment of the PM KISAN scheme can stop for many reasons. Some of the common reasons are –

    • The name provided on the PM KISAN portal at the time of registration does not match with the name registered in the bank account.
    • Due to errors in the bank’s details, such as IFSC code and account number, the instalment can not reach the account. 
    • The difference in the name in the Aadhar card or pan card may be a reason for not getting the amount of the instalment.
  • Can the details provided on the PM KISAN portal be changed?

    Yes. The details given at the time of registration can be edited or changed on the PM KISAN portal. The process for changing the details provided on the PM KISAN registration is as follows:

    • Go to the official PM KISAN portal.
    • Scroll down to ‘Farmers Corner’ and click on the ‘Beneficiary Status’ button.
    • The ‘Edit Self Registered Farmer Details’ page will open.
    • Enter the Aadhar number and Captcha and click on the ‘Search’ button and edit the information.
  • Will the benefit under the PM KISAN scheme be directly credited into the account of the beneficiaries?

    The benefit of Rs.2,000 per instalment will be directly credited into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

  • Are farmers situated in urban areas eligible for receiving benefits under the PM KISAN scheme?

    Yes. There is no distinction between the rural and urban cultivable land under the scheme. Thus, both the farmers situated in rural and urban areas are covered under the scheme, provided that the lands situated in urban areas are under actual cultivation.

  • Can farmers avail the benefit of the PM KISAN scheme against agricultural land being used for non-agricultural purposes?

    No. The agricultural land being used for non-agricultural purposes are not covered under the scheme. Only the farmers having cultivable land used for agricultural purposes are eligible for receiving benefits under the scheme.

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