The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan Yojana) is a government scheme through which, all small and borderline farmers will get up to Rs 6,000 per year as minimal income support. This 75,000 -crore scheme aims to cover 125 million growers, irrespective of the size of their landholding in India.

When did the PM-Kisan scheme come into effect?

The PM Kisan Yojana came into effect from December 1, 2018. It was launched by prime minister Narendra Modi-led government

PM Kisan Yojana explained

Under the PM Kisan Yojana, income support of Rs 6000 per annum is provided to all eligible farmer families across the country in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each every four months. The scheme defines family as hubby, woman and minor children. The fund of Rs 2,000 is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the farmers/ farmer’s family.

Who is eligible for PM Kisan scheme? • Landholding farmers’ families with cultivable landholding in their names can apply under this scheme
• Farmers from both the urban and rural areas
• Small and marginal farmers families

Documents required 1. Citizenship certificate.
2. Landholding papers.
3. Aadhaar card
4. Bank account details