PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMMAN NIDHL (PM-KISAN)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi ?
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a new Central Sector Scheme to provide income support to all landholding farmers' families in the country to supplement their financial needs for procuring various inputs related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs. Under the Scheme, the entire financial liability towards transfer of benefit to targeted beneficiaries will be borne by Government of India.
2. Whether the benefits of the scheme are admissible to only Small & Marginal Farmers' (SMF) families?
No. In the beginning when the PM-Kisan Scheme was launched on 24th February, 2019, its benefits were admissible only to Small & Marginal Farmers' (SMF) families, with combined landholding upto 2 hectare. The Scheme was later on revised w.e.f. 1.6.2019 and extended to all farmer families irrespective of the size of their landholdings.
3. What are the benefits of the Scheme?
Under the PM-KISAN scheme, all landholding farmers' families shall be provided the financial benefit of Rs.6000/- per annum per family payable in three equal installments of Rs. 2000/- each, every four months.
4. When was the scheme launched?
The PM-Kisan Scheme was launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 24th February 2019.
5. From which date the Scheme has come into effect?
The scheme takes effect from 01.12.2018.
6. Who are eligible to get benefits under the Scheme?
All landholding farmers' families, which have cultivable landholding in their names are eligible to get benefit under the scheme