Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Scheme (प्रधानमंत्री किसान सम्मान निधि योजना) | PM – KISAN Scheme has been announced by the Indian Central Government. The Government launched this PM -KISAN Scheme for the Small & Marginals Framers. The Government with a view to augment the income of the Small and Marginal farmers has approved a Central Sector Scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) (प्रधानमंत्री किसान सम्मान निधि योजना)” in the current financial year. The Scheme takes effect from 01.12.2018 for transfer of benefit to eligible beneficiaries during this financial year 2018-19. With a view to providing income support to all Small and Marginal landholding farmer families having cultivable land, the Government has launched PM-KISAN. The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of the farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income.
- 1 The objective of PM – KISAN: Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi 2019 Scheme
- 2 The Benefits of Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Scheme 2019
- 3 Definition of Eligible Farmers
- 4 Excluded Categories that cannot register for the Scheme are:
- 5 Requirements
- 6 The validity of the list of beneficiaries for PM – KISAN
- 7 Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi PDF
The objective of PM – KISAN: Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi 2019 Scheme
The Central Government launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme for the farmers who are in severe need of financial aids. These landholdings farmers would be provided with Rs 6000/- per year, per family payable in three separate equal installments. The Scheme is supposed to help farmers in their financial aids to support farming. Looking at the worsening condition of the farmers, this step has been taken to extend the help toward them. Earlier the pleas had been filed to for Agricultural Debt Waiver. But, Central Government denied the pleas saying that nullifying the debt will not solve the problems whereas a direct method of extending the help would be more efficient.
Under this scheme, the Central Government has adjoined certain Eligibility Criteria to separate out the offenders and repeaters. Only the Farmers who actually farm on their lands and are in dire need of financial support will be able to take advantage of this PM- KISAN Scheme.
The Benefits of Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Scheme 2019
The eligible Farmers would be able to take advantage of financial support. It is important to fulfill the Eligibility Criteria.
- Rs.6000 per annum per family payable in three equal installments, every four months directly to their bank accounts.
- The first installment to eligible beneficiaries during this financial year 2018-19 shall be for the period from 01 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.
- PM Kisan Samman Nidhi benefit to be provided to Landholder farmer families with total cultivable holding up to 2 hectares.
Definition of Eligible Farmers
A Small and Marginal landholder farmer family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children (up to age 18) who collectively own cultivable land up to 2 hectares as per land records of the concerned State/UT”. That means husband and wife and children will be considered as a unit. The existing land-ownership system will be used for identification of beneficiaries for the calculation of benefit. The names of those whose names will be found in the Land Records from 1st February 2019 will be entitled to the same.
A source attached to the Department of Agriculture said that former or presently constitutional post holder, current or former minister, mayor or district panchayat president, officers in central or state government and farmers who receive more than 10 thousand pensioners will not get the benefit. Professionals, doctors, engineers, CAs, architects, whoever farms, will not be considered entitled to this benefit.
Excluded Categories that cannot register for the Scheme are:
The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for the benefit under the scheme:
1. All Institutional Landholders; and
2. Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to the following categories :
a) Former and present holders of constitutional posts
b) 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.
c) 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)
d) All superannuated/retired pensioners whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/-or more(Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees) of above category (c))
e) All Persons who paid Income Tax in the last assessment year.
f) Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.
Note: For the purpose of exclusion State/UT Government can certify the eligibility of the beneficiary based on self-declaration by the beneficiaries. In case the beneficiary is not available /does not reside in the village, State/UT Governments may consider certification based on the declaration by another adult member of his/her family. In case of the incorrect self-declaration, the beneficiary shall be liable for recovery of transferred financial benefit and other penal actions as per law.
The farmers applying for the PM – KISAN Scheme must provide the following document as a Registered proof of
- Category (SC/ST)
- Aadhaar Number
- Bank Account Number
- IFSC Code
- Land ownership
Note: In case of absence of Aadhaar, other identification documents issued by Central/State/UT Governments or their authorities like driving license, voters’ ID card, NREGA Job Card will be accepted for the first installment only. For beneficiaries in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, J&K, where Aadhaar number has not been issued to most of the citizens, Aadhaar number shall be collected for those beneficiaries where it is available.
Mobile number is not mandatory but can be provided when available to receive notifications on information related to sanction/transfer of benefit.
The validity of the list of beneficiaries for PM – KISAN
This list of beneficiaries prepared by States/Union Territories for transfer of the first installment shall be valid for one year. However, States/UTs can upload names of eligible beneficiaries who have been identified subsequently. States/UTs should also implement a mechanism to ensure revision of the name of the beneficiary list in case of mutation /changes in the land record after uploading list on the portal for updating the eligible beneficiary details for such lands. It should be noted that after 01.02.2019 benefit will be allowed to transferees only on succession due to death. For more details check the attached Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi PDF file below.