PM Kisan Scheme

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PM-KISAN Scheme:

  • PM Kisan is a Central Sector Scheme funded entirely by the Government of India.

  • It became active on December 1, 2018.

  • Small and marginal farmer households with a combined landholding/ownership of up to 2 hectares will receive income support of 6,000/- per year in three equal installments under the scheme.

  • For the purposes of the system, a family consists of a husband, a wife, and any minor children.

  • The state government and the UT administration will select farmer families that are eligible for assistance under the plan guidelines.

  • The funds will be deposited directly to the beneficiaries bank accounts.

  • The first installment for the period 1.12.2018 to 31.03.2019 will be made available during the fiscal year.


The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM-KISAN Yojna) is a government of India effort in which all farmers will get up to Rs. 6,000 per year as basic income assistance. Piyush Goyal announced the plan at India's 2019 Interim Union Budget on February 1, 2019. The scheme, which costs Rs. 75,000 crore per year, went into operation in December 2018. Each qualifying farmer would get Rs. 6000 per year in three payments, which will be put straight into their bank accounts. It happened for the first time in India, and it benefited millions of farmers.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Land owner's name and gender

  2. Social Classification (SC / ST)

  3. Bank account number, Aadhaar card number, and mobile number.

  4. Land record detail

  5. The Jan Dhan Bank Account Number, Aadhaar Number, and Mobile Number will aid in the identification of eligible beneficiaries and ineligible applicants.

  6. The Central Government is funding the initiative. As a result, the farmers must be citizens of the country.

  7. All farmers, regardless of landholding, are eligible.

  8. To be eligible for the initiative, farmers' landholdings must be in their names.

  9. The location of land does not indicate whether or not it is used for agriculture.

  10. Micro landholdings are now eligible as well.

Documents required:

  1. Citizenship certificate

  2. Landholding papers

  3. Aadhaar card

  4. Bank account details

Scheme Exclusion:

The following types of higher-income beneficiaries are ineligible for benefits under the scheme.

  1. All Institutional Landholders.

  2. Farmer households that fall under one or more of the following categories:

  • Former and current constitutional officeholders

  • Previous and current Ministers/State Ministers, as well as former/present Members of LokSabha/ RajyaSabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils, former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, and former and present District Panchayat Chairpersons

  • All serving or retired employees of Central or State Government as well as their field units. Central or State PSEs and Attached offices/Autonomous Institutions under Government, as well as regular employees of Local government Bodies (Except Class IV / Multi Tasking Staff / Group D employees)

  • All superannuated/retired pensioners of the aforementioned group whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/- or higher (excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees).

  • All individuals who paid income tax in the previous assessment year

  • Professionals such as Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects who are registered with professional organizations and carry out their profession by carrying out practices

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