The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a major initiative by the Government of India aimed at providing financial assistance to landholding farmer families across the country. The scheme plays a crucial role in supporting the agricultural sector and enhancing the livelihoods of millions of farmers.
The PM-KISAN scheme, a Central Sector Scheme, provides an annual financial benefit of Rs 6,000 to eligible landholding farmer families. This amount is disbursed in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each directly into the Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
Latest Developments in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
- As of 2023, the scheme is eagerly awaiting the release of its 15th installment, expected between November and December 2023. According to reports, it is likely to be disbursed on November 15, 2023.
- Over 2.42 lakh crores have been distributed to more than 11 crore beneficiary farmer families through various installments under the scheme.
How to check PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Beneficiary Status
To check the beneficiary status under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, individuals can follow these steps:
- Visit Official Website: Go to the PM-KISAN website at pmkisan.gov.in.
- Navigate to Farmer Corner: Select the ‘Farmer Corner' on the homepage.
- Check Beneficiary Status: Click on ‘Beneficiary Status'.
- Provide Details: Select your State, District, Sub District, Block, or Village from the drop-down menu.
- View Report: Click on ‘Get Report' to view your status and confirm if you are a beneficiary under the scheme
- Eligible Farmers: Farmers owning cultivable land in their names are eligible for the scheme.
- Non-Eligible Farmers: Institutional landholders, families holding constitutional posts, government employees, professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers, and retired pensioners with a monthly pension of over Rs 10,000 are excluded from the scheme.
Beneficiary Identification and Registration Process
- State/UT Government Role: The responsibility to identify and upload verified data of beneficiaries on the PM-KISAN portal lies with the respective State/UT Government.
- Application Process for 15th Installment: Applicants can register by visiting pmkisan.gov.in, clicking on ‘New Farmer Registration', and submitting their Aadhaar number along with other required details.
Statistical Data and State-wise Breakdown
The scheme has seen widespread participation across the country. The table below provides a state-wise breakdown of eligible farmers whose land details are seeded on the PM-KISAN Portal:
|No||State||No of Eligible Farmers|
|9||JAMMU AND KASHMIR||7,75,013|
|23||ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS||14,318|
|35||THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU||12,583|
The numbers reflect the extensive reach and impact of the scheme across different states.
Challenges and Opportunities
While the PM-KISAN scheme has made significant strides, it also faces challenges like ensuring the accuracy of beneficiary data and the completion of KYC for farmers. Addressing these challenges is vital for the effective implementation and further expansion of the scheme's benefits.
With its significant financial assistance, the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana not only aids in covering agricultural costs but also contributes to meeting domestic needs of the farmer families. As the scheme evolves, it continues to play a pivotal role in the growth and sustainability of country's agrarian economy.