New Delhi: The 10th installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) is likely to arrive on December 15, as is being widely reported in the media. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2019 aims to provide income support to all landholder farmer families across the country with cultivable land, subject to certain exclusions. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs 6000 per annum is released directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries in three 4-monthly installments of Rs 2000 each. Now, with the distribution of PM-Kisan 10th installment, it is important to know the eligibility. ( pm kisan kisht )
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Who are eligible to get benefits under PM-KISAN scheme
Under PM Kisan Yojana, all land holding farmer families are being provided income support of Rs.6,000 per year in three equal installments. The definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children. So, if both husband and wife apply for PM Kisan, then both cannot get the benefit of Rs 6,000. The beneficiary amount is meant for the entire family, so either one has to forfeit the amount. Initially when the PM-Kisan scheme was launched (February, 2019), its benefits were admissible only to the families of small and marginal farmers who had a combined landholding of up to 2 hectares. The scheme was later revised in June 2019 and extended to all farmer families irrespective of the size of their holdings. The Central Government had notified the decision to give a benefit of Rs 6,000 per year to all 14.5 crore farmers of the country under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.
Who has been excluded from the PM-KISAN scheme ( pm kisan kisht )
Those excluded from PM-KISAN include institutional land holders, farmer families holding constitutional posts, serving or retired officers and employees of the state or central government, as well as public sector undertakings and government autonomous bodies. Professionals like doctors, engineers and lawyers as well as retired pensioners having monthly pension of more than Rs 10,000 and paying income tax in the previous assessment year are also not eligible for the benefit. (pm kisan kisht )