PM KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI YOJNA
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme launched on 24th February, 2019. The scheme provides income support to all landholding farmers’ families in the country to supplement their financial needs for procuring various inputs related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs.
- Earlier its benefits were admissible only to Small & Marginal Farmers’ (SMFs) families, with combined landholding up to 2 hectare. However, the Scheme was later on revised w.e.f. 1 .6.2019 and extended to all farmer families irrespective of the size of their landholdings. Thus the farmers having cultivable land will be benefited.
- Beneficiaries under the scheme are to be identified by the respective State and Union Territory. The details of farmers are being maintained by the States/UT’s either in electronic form or in manual register.
- To make integrated platform available in the country to assist in benefit transfer, a platform named PM-Kisan Portal available at URL (http://pmkisan.nic.in) has been launched for uploading the farmers’ details at a single web-portal in a uniform Structure.
- Under the PM-KlSAN scheme, all landholding farmers’ families shall be provided the financial benefit of Rs.6000/- per annum per family payable in three equal installments of Rs.200O/- each, every four months.
- For enrollment, the farmer is required to approach the local patwari / revenue officer / Nodal Officer (PM-Kisan) nominated by the State Government. Farmers can also do their self-register on the portal. Common Service Centres (CSCs) have also been authorized to do registration of the farmers for the Scheme upon payment of fees.
- Recently PM-KISAN mobile app has been launched by government to facilitate everything about the scheme to the farmers.
OBJECTIVES & BENEFITS
- The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers’ families in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, proportionate with the anticipated farm income as well as for domestic needs.
- Rs. 6000/- per year is released by the Central Government online directly into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers under Direct Benefit Transfer mode, subject to certain exclusions. The total amount is transferred in three equal installments for Rs.2000/-
DEFINITION OF FAMILY IN THE SCHEME
A landholder farmer’s family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children who own cultivable land as per the land records of the concerned State/UT”. The existing land-ownership system will be used for identification of beneficiaries for calculation of benefit.
Not eligible for benefit under the scheme:
(a) All Institutional Land holders; and
(b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following
- Former and present holders of constitutional posts
- Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha/ 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)
- 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.
For the purpose of exclusion State/UT Government can certify the eligibility of the beneficiary based on self-declaration by the beneficiaries. In case beneficiary is not available/does not reside in the village, State/UT Governments may consider certification based on the declaration by other adult member of his/her family. In case of incorrect self-declaration, beneficiary shall be liable for recovery of transferred financial benefit and other penal actions as per law.
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