About 44% of PM-KISAN beneficiaries await payment from Centre
21, Mar 2019
Prelims level : Schemes Mains level : GS - III
About 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.