Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

Updated on:  

08 min read

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.

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.

However, 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 employees 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 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.

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. 

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.

inline CTA
Get an expert at affordable price
For ITR, GST returns, Company Registration, Trademark Registration, GST Registration