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PM KISAN Samman Nidhi - पीएम किसान सम्मान निधि - Overview, Latest News & Status Check
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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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:
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:
The beneficiaries of the PM KISAN scheme can apply for the PM KISAN credit cards by following the procedure below:
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.
The farmers can apply for this scheme in the following ways:
The details that are required to be provided for registration are:
The procedure of online registration for the PM KISAN scheme is as follows:
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:
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.
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:
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:
The PM KISAN beneficiary status will be displayed.
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.
The instalment of the PM KISAN scheme can stop for many reasons. Some of the common reasons are –
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:
The benefit of Rs.2,000 per instalment will be directly credited into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
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.
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.