To provide assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, the Government of India has launched Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. Under this Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi List 2019, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land up to 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year. This income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi beneficiary farmers, in three equal instalments of Rs. 2,000 each.
Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi will be funded by the Central Government. Around 12 crore small and marginal farmer families are expected to benefit from Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi. It will entail an annual expenditure of Rs. 75,000 crore. Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi would not only provide assured supplemental income to the most vulnerable farmer families but would also meet their emergent needs especially before the harvest season. Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi would pave the way for the farmers to earn and live a respectable living.
|Yojana Name||PM Kisan Samman Nidhi|
|Ministry||Ministry of agriculture & farmer welfare|
|Start date of Yojana||01-02-2019|
|Last date||Not Declared Yet|
|Beneficiary||12 crore Poor Farmers|
|Benefit of Yojana||2000 per four months OR Rs. 6000 thousand annually|
|Check List||pm kisan samman nidhi|
A small and marginal landholder farmer family for the purpose of the calculation of the benefit of Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi list is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children (up to 18 years of age) who collectively own cultivable land up to 2 hectares as per land records of the concerned State/UT”.
The existing land-ownership system in the concerned States/UTs will be used for the identification of Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi’s beneficiaries List. Those whose names appear in land records as on 01.02,2019 are eligible for the benefit of Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi. If a Landholder Farmer Family (LFF) has land parcels spread across different village/revenue records, then the land will be pooled for determining the benefit.
Accordingly, it is of utmost importance that the land records are clear and updated and the State/UT Governments are requested to complete updating of and records for the purpose expeditiously. All States/UTs shall endeavour to complete the identification of beneficiaries and facilitate quick distribution of the Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi benefit to farmers.
The benefit shall be transferred by the Government of India to the bank account of the beneficiaries through State Notional Account. For transfer of a benefit, District-wise Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi beneficiaries lists shall be certified and uploaded by the States/UTs on the Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi Portal i.e Pmkisan.gov.in.
Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi funds will be electronically transferred to the beneficiary’s bank account by Gol through State Notional Account on a pattern similar to MNREGS. The Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi funds pertaining to income support benefit shall be released from Gol periodically based on receipt of fund transfer order through the concerned State/UT Govt. with the Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi eligible beneficiaries list details. States shall also notify District Level Grievance Redressal Committees for redressing all grievances related to the implementation of the Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme.
Agriculture continues to be the main driver of the rural economy. Our hard-working farmers, supported by pro-farmer policies of our Government in the past four and half years, have produced agriculture commodities in record quantities.
Declining prices of agricultural commodities in the international market and fall in food inflation in India since 2017-18, relative to the non-food sector, have, however, reduced the returns from farming. Small and fragmented land holding on account of repeated divisions has also contributed to declining in the income of the farmer family.
Hence, Central government is for providing structured income support under Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi to the poor land-holder farmer families in the country for procuring inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, equipment, labour etc. and to meet other needs. Such support will help them in avoiding indebtedness as well and falling into clutches of money lenders.