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    • The number of farmers who received funds under the Union government’s Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme fell by two-thirds from the scheme’s launch in 2019 till now. 

    About PM-KISAN scheme


    • Objective:
      • Under the scheme an income support of 6,000/- per year in three equal installments will be provided to all land holding farmer families. The family  includes husband, wife and minor children.
      • The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
    • Funding:
      • It is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • Identification of beneficiaries
      • State Government and UT administration will identify the farmer families which are eligible for support as per scheme guidelines.
    • Eligibility:
      • Small and marginal farmers are eligible for PMKSNY. 
      • Farmer families that hold cultivable land can apply for the benefits of this plan.
      • A beneficiary should be an Indian citizen.
      • Farmers from both rural and urban regions can be enlisted. 
    • Exclusion Categories: The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme:
      • All Institutional Landholders.
      • Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to the 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 their profession by undertaking practices.

    Source: TH