Context: Release of 9th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).
PM-KISAN is a Central Sector scheme launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Under the scheme, the Central government provides income support to farmers of Rs 6,000 per year in three equal instalments, directly into the bank accounts of all landholding farmers irrespective of the size of their land holdings.
The State Government and UT administration will identify the farmer families which are eligible for support as per scheme guidelines.
Taxpaying citizens, professionals like doctors, engineers or lawyers, institutional landholders, families holding constitutional posts or retired person with pension of more than Rs 10,000 per month are not eligible for this scheme.