After the Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister for the second time in India, his government has made some important announcements. The union cabinet has approved an expansion to the central sector scheme which is called “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM – Kisan) yojana in this financial year. This scheme which is also called PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana benefits all the small and marginal farmers all over the country. Nearly 12 crore farmers would benefit from this scheme in India. Get to know what all expansion is done in PM Kisan Yojana, their requirements and benefits here.
What is PM Kisan Yojana
It is a central government scheme which was initiated by PM Narendra Modi on 24th February 2019 in 2019-20 budget. However, it is launched by Interim Finance Minister. The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial support to the famers holding the land.
Under this scheme government will transfer an amount of Rs. 6000/- directly to the bank accounts of all the small and marginal farmers having combined land ownership/holding of upto 2 hectares and eligible for this scheme. However, this will be done in 3 equal instalments.
PM Kisan Yojana has become operational from 1st December 2018 and the first instalment of Rs. 2000/- is already transferred to the beneficiary accounts via wire. Over 2.25 crore farmers were benefited in the first instalment.
However, after the announcement of the budget soon after Narendra Modi became the PM for second time, Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is expanded. The total number of farmer families eligible for this scheme is now increased to 14.5 crore from 12 crore farmers previously. This is because the condition of 2 hectares i.e., 5 acres of land is removed by the government now. By this, now all the farmers can avail this scheme happily.
A total of 75,000 crores is allocated for this scheme by the Modi government. With the increase in the eligible farmers under this scheme, the burden on the central government will also increase to 87,000 crores. However, some conditions still continue to avail this scheme and they are listed out here.
|Scheme Name||Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)|
|Scheme Type||Central Government Scheme|
|Launched by||Piyush Goyal (Interim Finance Minister)|
|Beneficiaries||Small and marginal farmers|
|Benefits Paid in Instalments||3 equal instalments|
|First Instalment date||1/12/2018 to 31/3/2019|
Categories Eligible for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yogana
- Small and Marginal Farmers with 2 hectares or more land. (Here small and marginal landholder families are defined as family comprising of husband, wife and minor children)
Categories Not Eligible for PM Kisan Scheme (Exclusion Categories)
Here is the list of categories who cannot avail or not eligible for PM Kisan Yojana.
- Institutional land labours.
- Those paid income tax in last financial year.
- Officers of state or central government (except group D employees / fourth division / multi-tasking staff).
- Former or present MPs, ministers, legislators, mayors.
- Farmers getting more than 10 thousand or more pensioner.
- Professionals such as Engineers, Doctors, Architects, Lawyers and Charted Accountants carrying their profession by undertaking practices.
Requirements to Apply for Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
Farmer holding the cultivable land are required to have the following things ready with them to apply for the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.
Required Proof Of
- Aadhaar Number
- Category (SC / ST)
- Land Ownership
- Bank Account Number
- IFSC Code
- Mobile Number if possible to receive notifications.
Note: If there is no aadhaar, any other ID proof issued by state / Central / UT governments or authorities such as, voters ID card, driving licence, NREGA job card will be accepted for the second instalment payment.
How to Apply for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana?
Under this PM Kisan Yojana, farmers need not apply for this scheme in the online or offline as central government is not accepting any registration directly from the farmers. However, all the state and union territories will include the small and marginal farmers under this scheme following the procedure and the instructions of the scheme.
How the Beneficiaries will be Identified under Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme?
The existing land-ownership system or the record of land in various states and union territories will be used for identifying the beneficiaries for giving the scheme benefits.
How the Beneficiaries are Shortlisted for Payment of the Intended Amount?
It is the responsibility of the State / UT government to identify the eligible landholding farmer family for giving benefit under this scheme.
How to Check PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana List 2019?
The PM Kisan Yojana list of beneficiaries will be displayed at Panchayats and after that, state / UTs will notify the sanctioned benefit through SMS. However, if you want to PM Kisan Yojana 2019 district / block panchayat list, follow the below given steps.
- Visit the official website https://pmkisan.gov.in/
- Click on “LG Directory” link from the menu.
- Choose “Rural / Urban” and click “Get Data” button.
- See the list of beneficiaries, state wise, district wise and town or village wise.
- You can also export the list to excel if required.
How Beneficiaries under PM Kisan Scheme will Receive Benefits?
The benefit under this yojana will be transferred to bank account of the beneficiary through Aadhaar Payment Bridge by government of India.
This is complete overview of the PM Kisan Yojana 2019 after expansion of the scheme. Soon, the government is expected to release the second instalment for the beneficiaries. So, keep waiting. For any doubts regarding the information provided here, you can reach us through comment section. Check more state and central government schemes @ epostbag.