PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana or commonly known as PM-Kisan Yojana is an initiative by the Government of India

PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) Scheme
PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) Scheme

PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana or commonly known as PM-Kisan Yojana is an initiative by the Government of India

Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Launch Date: Dec 1, 2018

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana or commonly known as PM-Kisan Yojana is an initiative by the Government of India for the families of farmers across India. It was presented by Piyush Goel (Interim Finance Minister). Under this scheme, farmers would be given Rs.6000 per year in 3 instalments of Rs. 2000 each. The purpose of the Scheme was to provide financial support to the small and marginal farmers. Register on the portal before 30 June 2021 to get two instalments, i.e., Rs. 4,000.

PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was announced on February 1, 2019, during the Interim-Union Budget 2019 and was effective from December 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana on February 24, 2019, in Gorakhpur. PM Modi transferred the first instalment to 1 Crore farmers of Rs. 2000 each ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

To apply for PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, farmers can register them through the official website, i.e. Farmers can also approach the Nodal Officer of PM-Kisan Yojna appointed by the state government or they can also go to the nearest Common Services Centres (CSC) and can apply online for the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna.

Registration under this scheme is done through CSC centers. Eligible farmers can visit the nearest CSC center along with the necessary documents for enrollment. Recently, the government has made some changes and revisions to the scheme such as in the eligibility criteria. Therefore, from 2020 onwards, all revised criteria will be followed.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi is one of the welfare schemes of the Government of India for farmers. It was launched in the year 2019 and since then a large number of farmers from the various parts of the country have received the benefits under this scheme. Under this scheme, the registered eligible farmers will get an amount of Rs.6000/- per year in different installments from the government. With the help of this scheme, beneficiary farmers can procure the necessary tools and equipment related to agriculture and allied activities. The registration process is active now, eligible farmers should register before 28th February.

The Interim Budget for 2019 presented in Parliament by the Government seems to woo the farmers with the monetary support. One such big takeaway of this budget is the ambitious scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan). This is launched to provide assured income support to small and marginal farmers. But the question arises “how it would benefit farmers who are suffering from low income?”The other question which arises is whether this scheme is just a triumph card to win the forthcoming general elections. In this blog, we would be discussing the said scheme and its significance to the farming community.

Agriculture is one of the main vehicles of our Indian economy. On the other hand, farmers are the drivers who help in running this sector. Hence, there is a need for providing structured income support to the poor landholder farmers. This scheme will not only provide assured supplemental income but will also meet their emergent needs, especially before the harvest season. The main purpose is to provide support to the poor farmers in buying inputs for farming such as seeds, fertilizers, equipment, etc., and for arranging labor.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi program, the major beneficiaries are those vulnerable landholding farmer families who have cultivable land up to 2 hectares. As a result, around 12 crore small and marginal farmer families are expected to get benefit from this. This scheme will provide them with assured income support for a certain amount every year. This program will get complete funds from the Government of India.

Benefits and Eligibility conditions

  • All land-holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) are to avail of the benefits under this scheme, as per the recent cabinet decision taken in May 2019.
  • The revised Scheme is expected to cover around 2 crores more farmers, increasing the coverage of PM-KISAN to around 14.5 crore beneficiaries, with an estimated expenditure by the Central Government of Rs. 87,217.50 crores for the years 2019-20.
  • Earlier, under the scheme, the financial benefit has been provided to all Small and Marginal landholder farmer families with total cultivable holding up to 2 hectares with a benefit of Rs.6000 per annum per family payable in three equal installments, every four months.

Exclusion Categories

The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme:

  • All Institutional Landholders.
  • Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to the 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 is Rs.10,000/-or more (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees) of the above category
  • All Persons who paid Income Tax in the last assessment year
  • Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carry out professions by undertaking practices.

Similar programs by state governments:

  • Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in Madhya Pradesh sought to provide relief to farmers by providing the differential between MSPs and market prices.
  • The Rythu Bandhu scheme of the Telangana government provides ₹4,000 per acre for every season to all the farmers of the state. Similar initiatives have also been framed in Jharkhand and Odisha.
  • In December 2018, Odisha launched the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA). KALIA is more complicated in design and implementation. It commits to giving Rs 5,000 per SMF, twice a year, that is Rs 10,000 a year.

PM-KISAN is an ambitious scheme that has the potential to deliver significant welfare outcomes. However, the current top-down, rushed approach of the government ignores governance constraints and is therefore likely to result in failure. An alternative bottom-up strategy and well-planned implementation mechanism would allow weaknesses to be identified and rectified at the local level. The most effective modalities can then are scaled nationally and ensure success.

If you work on someone’s land and you do not have your name on Khatauni then you will not be able to take advantage of it. There will also be no benefit on your father or grandfather’s land. The farmer whose name will be recorded in Khatauni will get the benefit. If your money has not reached your account then you are not worried. Due to the high number, it may be late for a few days, so wait. If even then your money does not come, you can call these numbers and get information.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is an initiative by the government of India in which all small and marginal farmers will get up to ₹6,000 (US$84) per year as minimum income support. The initiative was announced by Piyush Goyal during the 2019 Interim Union Budget of India on 1 February 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually transferred about Rs 19,500 crore to over 9.75 crore beneficiaries farmers under the government's PM-KISAN scheme. With this, the government has so far transferred nine installments amounting to around Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.

After the release of the amount, the Prime Minister interacted with beneficiaries of this scheme from across the country. An annual financial benefit of Rs 6,000 is provided to eligible beneficiary farmer families, payable in three equal four-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 each, under the PM-KISAN scheme. The scheme was announced in February 2019 in the Budget. The first installment was for December 2018-March 2019 period. The fund is transferred directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Addressing the virtual event in the presence of the Prime Minister, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that before the ninth installment, the central government had disbursed about Rs 1.37 lakh crore to around 11 crore beneficiaries under the scheme.

PM-Kisan Yojana Key features 

  1. Development of farmers – The entire scheme focuses on offering financial support to needy farmers. The central government will offer some money, which can be utilized by the farmer to increase crop production.
  2. Financial assistance – Under this scheme, the farmers will receive Rs. 500 on a monthly basis. This brings the grant amount to Rs, 6000 on a yearly basis.
  3. Payment in installments – The minister stated that the amount, promised under the scheme will be paid by the central government in three separate installments.
  4. Importance of the Aadhar card – In case an applicant does not have his/her Aadhar card, then he/she will get the first installment. But the second and the third installment payment will be stopped in the absence of this legal document.

PM-Kisan Yojana Eligibility and documents necessary

  1. The measure of the land holding (No Land Limit) – As soon as Modi became the Prime Minister, on the very first day, he took a big decision in the interest of the farmers. Now under the PM Kisan Yojana, all the farmers, who have land can avail of this scheme. Earlier, the benefit of this scheme was given to those farmers who had the land of 2 hectares or more
  2. For residents of the nation – As the scheme is sponsored by the central government, farmers who are citizens of India and have citizenship certification will be able to apply for the perks.
  3. Type of the household – The scheme draft highlights that the small or the marginal farmer household must consist of the man of the house (husband), the wife, and children who are below the age of 18 years. The size of their land holding must not be more than 2 hectares. All these land holding data, available with the state land record department will be utilized for preparing and monitoring the beneficiary list.
  4. Category of farmers – The minister highlighted that the implementation of this project will be done for the development of poor farmers. Thus, only small and marginal agricultural laborers will be allowed to become a part of this scheme.
  5. Bank account details – The money, offered by the central government, will get deposited in the bank account of the respective farmer. This eliminates corruption and offers transparency in the process. Thus, applicants must have their bank accounts.
  6. Must not hold constitutional posts – If the applicants are holding any posts under the Constitution of India, then he/she will not attain the benefits of this scheme. The former or current minister, Member of Lok Sabha, minister of the state, state legislature, mayor, or other such post holders will be barred from attaining the benefits of this program.
  7. Not for government employees – If the applicant is or used to serve in any office that was directly under the central or state authority, then he/she will not get the benefits of this scheme.
  8. Pension-related criterion – If the pension of the retired applicant crosses the mark of Rs. 10,000 them he/she will not be considered eligible to attain the farm support amount, offered by the government.
  9. Not for taxpayers – If the farmer paid any taxes during the recently concluded financial year, then he/she will not attain the farm support. Thus, this scheme is strictly for non-tax-payer farmers.
  10. Not for other professionals – People associated with other professionals like medical, engineering, lawyers, and accountants cannot register their claim under this scheme.
  11. Aadhar card Optional for 1st installment – It was mentioned that all beneficiaries will have to submit their Aadhar cards. The Aadhar code will be used for beneficiary detection. Apart from this, Officials have informed us that the Aadhar card will not be mandatory in the first phase, it will be mandatory in the 4th phase. Without this document, selected beneficiaries will not be able to get the money, as promised under second and third installment payments. 

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi 2022 Application Registration Revised Eligibility Criteria. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Registration process has started. Eligible farmers can register only in the online mode or through CSC centers. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi 2022 Application should be submitted by the last date. For more details related to PM, and Kisan applications read the article given below.

Registration under this scheme is done through CSC centers. Eligible farmers can visit the nearest CSC center along with the necessary documents for enrollment. Recently, the government has made some changes and revisions to the scheme such as in the eligibility criteria. Therefore, from 2020 onwards, all revised criteria will be followed.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, aims to provide income support to all landholder farmer families across the country with cultivable land, subject to certain exclusions. In a recent development, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is going to release its eighth installment soon. Every year, under the PM Kisan Scheme, the government gives Rs. 6000 rupees, in the form of Rs. 2000 x 3 installments to the farmers. 

Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme, the first installment is released from April 1 to July 31, the second installment from August 1 to November 30, and the third installment from December 1 to March 31. The government has released 7 installments so far.

Name of the scheme PM Kisan Samman Nidhi yojana
Department Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Concerned Ministry Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of India
Type of scheme Central Sector Scheme  
Effective from 1st December 2018
Date of launch 24th February 2019
Revision of Scheme 1st June 2019
Launched by PM Narendra Modi
Year 2022
Beneficiary Landholding Farmers  
Fund allotted Rs.6000/- per year
Total installments provided Three equal installments (of Rs.2000/-) in a year
Application status Available
Mode of Application Online (Through CSC)
Official portal