The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan Yojana) is a government scheme in India that offers minimum income support to small and marginal farmers. Under this program, eligible farmer families receive up to Rs 6,000 per year. The scheme is designed to benefit 125 million farmers in the country, irrespective of the size of their landholding.

The PM Kisan Yojana disburses this annual income support in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each, distributed every four months. Eligible families are defined as households consisting of a husband, wife, and their minor children. The Rs 2,000 assistance is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the farmers or their families. This initiative aims to provide financial stability to farmers and improve their livelihoods.

Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna

The objective of the PM-Kisan Yojana is to provide financial assistance to all families of landholding farmers. This assistance is intended to help them purchase necessary agricultural inputs to maintain the health of their crops and achieve desired yields, aligning with their expected farm income. Additionally, it also serves to meet their domestic financial requirements.

Under this scheme, the Central Government disburses an annual amount of Rs. 6,000 directly into the bank accounts of eligible farmers through online transfers, using the Direct Benefit Transfer mode. However, there are certain exclusions or criteria that determine eligibility for this financial support.

Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to small and marginal landholding farmer families who have a total cultivable holding of up to 2 hectares. These families receive a benefit of Rs. 6,000 per year per family, which is disbursed in three equal installments, distributed every four months.

Eligibility Conditions: To be eligible for the PM-Kisan Yojana, a farmer family must meet the following criteria:

  1. The family must be a landholding farmer family.
  2. The family’s total cultivable landholding should not exceed 2 hectares.
  3. The scheme is applicable to both small and marginal landholders.
  4. Families that meet the exclusion criteria defined by the government are not eligible to receive benefits under this scheme.

The objective is to provide financial support to small and marginal farmers to assist them in their agricultural activities and address their financial needs.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Benefits

Exclusion Categories: The following categories of beneficiaries with higher economic status are not eligible to receive benefits under the PM-Kisan Yojana:

  1. Institutional Landholders.
  2. Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to the following categories:
    • Former and current holders of constitutional posts.
    • Former and current Ministers/State Ministers.
    • Former and current Members of Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha/State Legislative Assemblies/State Legislative Councils.
    • Former and current Mayors of Municipal Corporations.
    • Former and current Chairpersons of District Panchayats.
  3. All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/State Government Ministries/Offices/Departments and their field units, Central or State Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), Attached offices, and Autonomous Institutions under the Government. This also includes regular employees of Local Bodies, excluding Multi-Tasking Staff/Class IV/Group D employees.
  4. 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 categories.
  5. Individuals who paid Income Tax in the last assessment year.
  6. Professionals such as Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects who are registered with professional bodies and engaged in their respective professions.

Application Process Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

The enrollment process for the PM-Kisan Yojana has certain prerequisites and steps that need to be followed:

Prerequisites: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

  1. Aadhaar Card: The beneficiary should have a valid Aadhaar card.
  2. Landholding Paper: Proof of landholding is required.
  3. Saving Bank Account: The beneficiary should have an active savings bank account.

Enrollment Process: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

  1. The Village Level Entrepreneur (VLE) will complete the Farmer registration by entering details such as the State, district, subdistrict block, and village.
  2. The VLE will enter the Aadhaar number, Name of the beneficiary, category, Bank details, Land Registration ID, and Date of birth as mentioned on the Aadhaar card for authentication.
  3. Land details like Survey/Kahta No., Khasra No., and the area of land as per the landholding papers will be filled in by the VLE.
  4. Supporting documents such as Land papers, Aadhaar card, and Bank passbook will be uploaded.
  5. The beneficiary will provide a self-declaration, and the VLE will accept and save the application form.
  6. After saving the application form, the payment will be made through the CSC ID.
  7. The beneficiary status can be checked using the Aadhar number for verification.

This process ensures that eligible farmers are enrolled in the PM-Kisan Yojana and receive the financial benefits provided by the scheme.

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