The pm kisan samman nidhi yojana was inspired by another program that started in 2018. The Government of Telangana introduced a ‘Ryuthu Bandhu scheme,’ where a certain sum of money was disbursed twice a year with an aim to contribute towards a farmer’s investment in agriculture. The initiative has been widely recognised for its direct merit that benefits Indian farmers.

The pm Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) is a program drawn on similar lines, wherein the Government of India launched a similar Farmer’s Investment Support Scheme. This scheme aims to offer financial assistance to farmers across the country. It was launched on December 1, 2018, and according to the initial plan, it has been allocated a sum of Rs.75000 crore per annum.

According to this scheme, the Indian Government will disburse a specific amount of money for every quarter of a year. It aims to facilitate the distribution of funds in a manner that can potentially help about 125 million farmers in India. It particularly focuses on marginal or fringe farmers.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Status

Considering that agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, it is no surprise that over 118.7 million farmers, cultivators and 144.3 million agricultural laborers make up 31.5 percent of the total rural population (Registrar General of India and Census Report of 2011). This stands true despite the fact that the contribution of agriculture towards India’s GDP has been steadily declining. This is because demographically,  agriculture still employs the largest number of human resources. 

The formal date of launch for this scheme was February 24, 2019, held in Gorakhpur. The main beneficiaries are the 12 crore small farmers in India owning less than 2 hectares of land. The main cost here comes from the need to procure essential supplies in a given timeline. 

According to this scheme,  farmers who qualify for benefits are to receive a sum of ₹6,000 annually, in 3 installments of ₹2,000 each. This sum is supposed to enable farmers to procure essential supplies in a timely manner for them to be able to cultivate their crops. This amount gets directly transferred into the bank accounts of these farmers in 3 equal installments, every 4 months.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Online Apply

There is an eligibility criteria for this scheme, which can be checked on the pm kisan samman nidhi portal (https://pmkisan.gov.in). Those who qualify are able to register as beneficiaries in the following ways –

  1. The State government nominates the PMKSNY nodal officers. 
  2. These nodal officers can be approached for registration. 
  3. Farmers who fit the eligibility criteria may also approach local revenue officers (also called patwaris) to register.
  4. The same can also be done through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) by paying a fee.

Apart from these options, farmers may also enlist online through the pm kisan samman nidhi yojana online portal. The official website has a tab for “New Farmer Registration” under the Farmer’s Corner section.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Online Apply

Furthermore, farmers who are able to self-register and enroll are also able to check their PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana status through the “Status of Self-registered/CSC farmers” option.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Form and Documents

To apply as a beneficiary, the following documents are required to be submitted:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Aadhaar card
  • Details of bank account
  • Documents substantiating land ownership

Scanned copies of these documents are required for the process of pm kisan samman nidhi yojana online apply.

How to Checking Beneficiary Status for PM kisan Samman nidhi yojana

Farmers are able to check the status of their payments on the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana status online portal.

The steps to do so are :
Step 1 – Go to the PMKSNY official website

Step 2 – Tap “Beneficiary Status” under Farmer’s Corner

Step 3 – Feed in the associated Aadhaar number, account number or the registered mobile number

The status of the receipt or lack of it comes up after feeding this information into the portal.

The same portal also enables people to check if they are a part of the Beneficiary List in their village. This can be done by :

Step 1 – Clicking on the tab ‘List of beneficiaries’ in the Farmer’s Corner.

Step 2 – Selecting the State, District and Sub-district, Block and Village.

Step 3 – Clicking on the ‘Get Report’ tab.

Implementation of the Scheme

The primary step in the implementation of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi is to identify the eligible beneficiaries. According to the records, this is the responsibility of the state and union territory governments.

The integrated platform that has been launched for this purpose enable farmers to identify their eligibility, sign up for the benefits the scheme offers, and also check the status of their payments and application.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Benifits

This centralized portal (https://pmkisan.nic.in/) enables both farmers and government officials to access the correct information and data. It also serves as a unified, credible online platform which enables the government to directly transfer cash benefits to farmers to their bank accounts.

The pm kisan samman nidhi yojana list 2020 can be viewed at PM Kisan beneficiary status Check.

This scheme aims to help millions of small-scale farmers who need monetary assistance, but it also serves another purpose. It enables the government to create and maintain a reliable database of information on farmers, over a long period of time, thereby helping identify the different patterns, calculate benefits and also track the progress of the program.