PM KISAN Scheme
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is an initiative taken by the Government of India to provide minimum income support to all the farmers. Under the scheme, farmers are provided Rs 6000 per year as income support. Currently, as India is facing a nationwide crisis, the Government is also taking measures to provide relief to the farmers of the country. With the same motive, the government released Rs 17793 Crores to 8.89 Crore families under the PM Kisan Scheme.
PM KISAN scheme benefits the farmers all around India in these tough times when the economy is getting affected. India is an agricultural country and farmers are the backbone of our country. Under the PM Kisan Scheme, income support of Rs.6000/- per year is given to all farmer families across the country in 3-equal instalments of Rs.2000/- each every four months.
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Farmers must have the following documents to be eligible for the PM-KISAN scheme. To take the benefits of the scheme you must have-
- Aadhaar card
- Bank Account
- Bank account must be linked to Aadhaar card
The documents can be uploaded online as well.
How to check status?
The beneficiaries can access the online list in simple steps by visiting the official website of PM KISAN scheme:
- Visit the official website at pmkisan.gov.in
- From the menu bar, visit the ‘Farmer Corner’.
- Click on the link for ‘beneficiary list’
- Enter state, district, sub-district, block and village details.
- Then click on ‘Get Report’ to access the complete list.
Objectives of PM KISAN scheme
The PM KISAN scheme was effective from 01.12.2018. The objectives of the scheme are:
- With a view to expanding the income of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs), the government launched “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)” Yojana in the FY19.
- The PM-KISAN scheme aimed to supplement the financial needs of the SMFs in
obtaining various inputs to assure proper crop health and appropriate yields.
- The scheme also protected them from falling in the clutches of moneylenders for meeting such expenses and assure their continuance in the farming activities.
Definition of Eligible family
The landholder farmer family eligible to avail the benefit of the scheme is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children who collectively own cultivable land up to 2 hectares as per land records of the concerned State/UT”
Who are not eligible under the PM Kisan Scheme?
The following categories with higher economic status will not be eligible for the PM KISAN Scheme:
- All Institutional Landholders.
- Farmer families in which members belong to the following categories:
– Former/present holders of constitutional posts
– Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers
– All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/ Departments/State Government Ministries
– Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies
- For availing the benefits provided under the scheme, Aadhaar card is mandatory.
- In cases, where the beneficiaries are not having Aadhar or Aadhar Enrollment number,
alternate documents can be collected for identity verification and transfer of
the benefit to such farmer families.
- States/UTs must ensure that there is no duplication of the payment transferred to eligible families.
Monitoring of the Scheme
- For effective review and monitoring of the scheme, a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) at
the central level was set up in DAC&FW.
- A stratified review/monitoring mechanism was carried out at National, State and District Level.
- At the National level, a Monitoring Committee was headed by Cabinet Secretary. State Govt. also notified the Monitoring Committees at the State & the District Level.