PM-KISAN – Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
Launch Year: 2019
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding from the Government of India.
100% Aadhar authenticated Beneficiaries.
In case of beneficiaries in States of Assam, Meghalaya, J&K where Aadhaar number has not been issued to most of the citizens, Aadhaar number shall be collected for those beneficiaries where it is available and for others alternate prescribed documents can be collected for identity verification purposes. All states are implementing the scheme, except West Bengal.
Aim: To supplement the financial needs of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income at the end of each crop cycle.
Beneficiaries: All land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) are to avail of the benefits under this scheme.
All Institutional Land holders.
Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories – Former and present holders of:
Constitutional posts: Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of LokSabha / RajyaSabha / State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils, former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.
All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/ State Government Ministries /Offices/Departments and its field units Central or State PSEs and Attached offices /Autonomous *Institutions under Government as well as regular employees of the Local Bodies (Excluding Multi-Tasking Staff /Class IV/Group D employees).
All superannuated /retired pensioners whose monthly pension isRs.10,000 or more (Excluding Multi-Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees) of above category.
All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year
Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.
Under the PM-KISAN scheme, all landholding farmers’ families shall be provided the financial benefit of Rs. 6000 per annum per family payable in three equal instalments of Rs. 2000 each, every four months.
Monitoring of the Scheme:
For effective review and monitoring of the scheme, a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) at Central level will be set up in DAC & FW.
The Scheme initially provided income support to all Small and Marginal Farmers’ families across the country, holding cultivable land up to 2 hectares.
Its ambit was later expanded w.e.f. 01.06.2019 to cover all farmer families in the country irrespective of the size of their land holdings.
➢ PM-KISAN Mobile App:
The PM-KISAN Mobile App developed and designed by the National Informatics Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has been launched.
The farmers can view the status of their application, update or carry out corrections of their Aadhaar cards and also check the history of credits to their bank accounts.
Similar schemes by States:
• Rythu Bandhu scheme of Telangana government.
• Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income augmentation (KALIA) by Odisha
• Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana-by MP