The Indian Government saw a dream to increase the income of the farm families is implementing. A Central Sector Scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)”. The Scheme is in effect from 01.12.2018.
With a view to provide income also support to all land holding eligible farmer families, the Government has launched PM-KISAN. The scheme also goals 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.
Benefits and Eligibility conditions:
Every land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) are to avail of the benefits under this scheme, as per the recent cabinet decision taken during May 2019. The revised Scheme is expected to cover around 2 crore more farmers, increasing the coverage of PM-KISAN to around 14.5 crore beneficiaries, with an estimated expenditure by Central Government of Rs. 87,217.50 crores for year 2019-20.
Previously, under the scheme, financial benefit has been provided to all Small and Marginal landholder farmer families with total cultivable holding upto 2 hectares with a benefit of Rs.6000 per year per family payable in three equal installments, every four months.
The below mentioned categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme:
The States shall prepare database of eligible beneficiary landholder farmer families in the villages capturing the Name, Age, Gender, Category(SC/ST),
Aadhaar Number (in case Aadhaar Number has not been issued then Aadhaar Enrolment Number together with also any other prescribed documents for purposes of the identification such as Driving Licence, Voters’ ID Card, NREGA Job Card, or any other identification documents also issued by Central/State/UT Governments or their authorities.), Bank Account also Number and the Mobile Number of the beneficiaries.
In context of beneficiaries in States of Assam, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir wherein Aadhaar number has not been issued also to most of the citizens, Aadhaar number also shall be collected for those beneficiaries wherein it is available and for others alternate prescribed documents can also be collected for identity verification purposes. The act of identifying also the landholder farmer family eligible for benefit under the scheme shall be of the State/UT Governments.
A welfare program named Annadatha Sukhibhava started by Andhra Pradesh Government to provide ₹15,000 investment support to small and marginal farmer’s family per annum which includes ₹6000 Central Government Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi share. The government is giving support to nearly 64.1 lakh farmer including tenant farmers. This farmer investment support scheme. Where the cash is paid directly into Adhaar bank accounts will cover all the farmers in the state on Family as unit basis without any conditions. It was formally started on 19-02-2019 by providing ₹1000 Initially by Real time governance society centre.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi said that no middlemen or commission was needed as the amount went straight to farmers. He also expressed satisfaction because the objective of the scheme was fulfilled. Rs 17,000 crores of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi have been deposited into bank accounts of 8.5 crore farmers with a single click. Neither a middlemen nor a commission, it went straight to farmers. I am satisfied because the objective of the scheme is being fulfilled,” PM Modi said.
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