How to register for PM Kisan Scheme and who is eligible for this scheme

How to register for PM Kisan Scheme and who is eligible for this scheme
  • The PM Kisan scheme provides financial assistance to the small and marginal farmers in the country.

  • The scheme will extend a financial assistance of ₹6,000 per year per farmer released in three equal instalments of ₹2,000.

  • Here are the details about the PM Kisan scheme every farmer in the country must know.
PM Kisan scheme, expanded as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi was launched on September 1, 2019 by the then finance minister Piyush Goyal, as part of the 2019 interim budget of India. This project provides financial assistance to small and marginal farmers in India and aims to save them from falling into the clutches of moneylenders.

What is the scope of the PM Kisan scheme?

PM Kisan Yojana is a central government scheme that will provide a sum of ₹6,000 per annum as minimum financial assistance to every farmer covered by the scheme. This project is a ₹75,000 crore scheme that will cover about 125 million farmers in the nation irrespective of how much land they hold in India.

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How is the financial assistance given to the farmers?

The PM Kisan Yojana will disburse ₹6,000 per farmer per annum in three equal instalments of ₹2,000 released once in four months. The scheme views every farmer’s family as consisting of husband, wife and minor children. The financial assistance is directly credited to the farmer’s bank account.

Who is eligible to claim the benefits of the PM Kisan scheme?

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The farmers’ families holding cultivable land in their names can apply for the PM Kisan financial assistance. Farmers from both rural and urban regions can apply to this scheme. To claim the benefits under this scheme, the farmer’s family must fall into the classification of small and marginal categories.

Who is not eligible to be covered by this scheme?

Institutional farmers, employees of state and central governments, retired officers, employees of PSUs and autonomous bodies, people with higher economic status, those paying income tax, farmer families that hold constitutional posts, professionals such as doctors, lawyers and engineers, and retired people getting a pension of more than ₹10,000 per month are not eligible to apply for this assistance.

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How to register for PM Kisan financial assistance?

The farmers who want to avail of the PM Kisan financial assistance must first approach the nodal officer nominated by the state government or the local revenue officer (patwari). CSCs (Common Service Centers) can also do the registration of the farmers under this scheme by charging a small payment. The whole responsibility of registering farmers under this scheme lies with the central and state governments. Farmers can also directly apply for this scheme online by visiting the Farmer corner of the PM Kisan portal.

Documents are required for registering under the PM Kisan scheme

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Aadhaar card has been made mandatory to register under the PM Kisan Yojana. In addition, you will need citizenship certificate, landowner’s documents, and Jan Dhan bank account details for this registration.

How to check the balance under the PM Kisan scheme?

There is a section named Farmer’s Corner on the official portal of the PM Kisan website. The farmers need to register themselves through this portal. They can also use this portal to edit their name. This page will provide them with information on the status of the payment.

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