Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Guidelines launched for States to implement scheme; PM-Kisan Portal launched

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh wrote to the Chief Ministers of all States for their support in the effective and speedy implementation of the PM-KISAN Yojana so that the entitled benefits are speedily transferred to the farmers.

Feb 8, 2019 11:19 IST
States urged for speedy implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare on February 7, 2019 launched a platform named PM Kisan, http://pmkisan.nic.in, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) for uploading the details of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF).

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was announced in the Union Interim Budget 2019 by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN)

  • The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi will provide assured income to small and marginal farmers.
  • All Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) with 2 hectares of cultivable land will be provided income support of Rs 6000 per year.
  • The amount will be transferred directly into their account in 3 equal installments.
  • The complete expenditure of Rs 75000 crore for the scheme will borne by the Union Government in 2019-20.
  • Over 12 crore farmer families will be benefitted under the scheme.
  • The scheme is being implemented with effect from December 2018.
Union Budget 2019: Major Highlights

Agriculture Minister’s letter to states for implementation of PM-KISAN

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh on February 8, 2019 wrote to the Chief Ministers of all States for their support in the effective and speedy implementation of the PM-KISAN Yojana so that the entitled benefits are speedily transferred to the farmers. Here is the content of the letter:

 

Guidelines for States for implementation of the scheme:

The selection of eligible small farmer families under the scheme will be undertaken by the State Governments.

The necessary details such as bank account details will be provided on the online portal so that the first installment of the benefits can be transferred to the eligible families.

The States will prepare database of eligible beneficiary landholder farmer families in the villages capturing the Name, Age, Gender, Category (SC/ST) , Aadhaar Number/ Driving Licence/Voters’ ID Card/ NREGA Job Card, Bank Account Number, IFSC Code.

Though mobile number is not mandatory, but it may be noted when available so that the information related to transfer of benefit can be communicated.

States/UTs shall ensure that there is no duplication of the payment transferred to eligible families.

Speedy settlement in case of wrong or incomplete bank details of the beneficiary should be ensured.

Objective behind launching of the scheme

Considering that the declining prices of agricultural commodities and food inflation led to reduced returns for farmers, the Government felt the need for structured income support for farmers to procure seeds and labour.

Taking this into account, the Government introduced Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana for farmers’ welfare.

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