Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)

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Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)

ObjectivePradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme to provide income support (Rs.6000 per annum per family) to all Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) families to supplement their financial needs for procuring various inputs related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs.

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Definition of Families: SMFs landholder farmer family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children who collectively own cultivable land upto 2 hectare as per land records of the concerned State/UT”.

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Date of Effectiveness: The scheme is effective from December 01, 2018 for transfer of benefit to eligible beneficiaries. The first instalment to eligible beneficiaries during this financial year 2018-19 shall be for the period from 01.12.2018 to 31.03.2019. 

Date of Launch: February 24, 2019 (By PM Modi In Gorakhpur, UP)

Cut-off Date

  • The cut-off date for determining the eligibility of beneficiaries is February 1, 2019.
  • Any changes to land records after that would not be considered for eligibility of the benefit for the next five years except transfer of land on succession in case of death of landholder.

Financial Outlay

  • Budget provision of Rs. 20,000 crore has been kept for financial year 2018-19 for disbursal of financial benefit to the eligible landholding SMFs families.
  • Similarly, for financial year 2019-20, a budgetary provision of Rs. 75,000 crore has been kept.
  • The Scheme to be implemented as Central Sector Scheme with 100% financial support
    by Government of India (GoI).

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  • All landholding farmer families having cultivable landholding upto 2 hectare, whose names appear in the land records of States/UT as on February 01, 2019, are eligible to get benefit under the scheme.
  • However, there are various Exclusion Categories for the scheme notified by the Government.
  • Farmer who is not having land holding in his name is ineligible for the scheme.
  • Both urban and rural cultivable land is covered under the scheme. Agricultural land being used for non-agricultural purpose will not be covered for benefit under the scheme.

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  1. All Institutional Land holders.
  2. Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories
    • Former and present holders of constitutional posts
    • Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of LokSabha/ RajyaSabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils,former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.
    • 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)
    • 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
    • All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year
    • Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.


  • Under this scheme, landholder farmer families having total cultivable land holding upto 2 hectare will get direct income support of Rs 6000 per year per family.
  • This amount will be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2000. (at each 4 months)
  • The entire financial liability towards transfer of benefit to targeted beneficiaries will be borne by Government of India.
  • The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

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Implementation Strategy

  • The amount will be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2000 at an interval of every 4 months.
  • The first instalment to eligible beneficiaries during the financial year 2018-19 shall be paid for the period from December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Monitoring of the Scheme

  • For effective review and monitoring of the scheme, a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) will be set up at Central level in DAC&FW headed by Chief Executive Officer.
  • At the National level, there will be a Monitoring Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary.
  • State Govt. shall also notify the Monitoring Committees at the State & the District Level

Aadhaar Capturing: Aadhaar Number by UIDAI is mandatory for the scheme from the second instalment.

One Liner Questions based on the PM-KISAN Scheme

  1. Name of the scheme launched to provide income support to all Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) families? PM-KISAN
  2. Full form of PM-KISAN?
  3. Date of effectiveness of the scheme? December 1, 2018
  4. Cut-off-date to determine the beneficiaries of the scheme? February 01, 2019
  5. Total financial allocation to the scheme for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20?
  6. Total landholding limit of farmers families to be eligible for the scheme? upto 2 hectares
  7. Amount of benefit to be provided under the scheme per year to the beneficiaries? Rs 6000
  8. How many times the benefit will be given in a year? 3 times at 4 months interval
  9. Amount to be disbursed in each installment? Rs 2000
  10. The first installment will be paid w.e.f? 1 Dec 2018 to 31 March 2019

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Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in News

Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme, 1.01 cr farmers get 1st instalment of Rs 2000 on Day 1

Source: Business Standards

  • Overview: Prime Minister Narendra on February 24, 2019  launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme by transferring the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to about 1.01 crore farmers. The amount has been deposited in the bank account of the farmers.
  • Those who did not get the instalment on day 1 will get it in coming days. The launch was done in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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