The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi plan is a government-backed initiative under which small farmers with joint landholding of up to 2 hectares are eligible for financial aid of 6,000 per year in three equal instalments. One of the best parts of the scheme is that eligible farmers under the scheme get instalments directly into their bank account, but for this, they must have to first get registered as a beneficiary. PM Modi has recently unveiled the eighth instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. In total, 20 thousand crore rupees were distributed under the plan to 9.5 crore farmers. An eligible farmer must enrol for the scheme by June 30 in order to receive double advantages from it. So to get 2 instalments at once under the scheme, let's check out the procedure and eligibility criteria of the scheme.
Double benefits under PM Kisan Yojana
Farmers who are not registered under the scheme can get double benefits of the scheme, i.e. they will get instalments at once. A farmer will be eligible for the two instalments of the scheme only if he or she gets registered under the scheme on or before June 30, 2021. In this way, he or she will receive Rs 2,000 as the scheme's first instalment in July. Farmers who get enrolled under the scheme on or before June 30 will get their first instalment under the PM Kisan scheme in July 2021, as part of the eighth instalment. However, in August, the ninth instalment of this scheme will be revealed. Therefore, farmers who enrolled before June 30th will get the first instalment in July and the second instalment in August. As a result, the farmer will benefit Rs 4,000 if he or she applies for the initiative before June.
Who is eligible to enrol for the scheme?
The PM Kisan Yojana provides annual income assistance of Rs 6000 to eligible farmer households across the country in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000. According to the scheme, a family that includes a husband, wife, and minor children is eligible for the scheme. Small and marginal farmers with combined land ownership of up to two hectares are eligible for income assistance of Rs 6,000 per year, paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2000 every 4 months. Individuals and families who filed income tax in the previous Assessment Year (AY) are ineligible for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. This scheme is not applicable to anyone who has retired or superannuated and receives a monthly pension of Rs. 10,000 or more.
How to enrol for the scheme before June to get double benefits?
To enrol for the scheme online you must keep some documents handy such as Aadhaar Card, citizenship certificate, landholding certificate, and bank account details. With these documents, you can apply for the scheme by following the steps listed below:
- Visit pmkisan.gov.in and navigate to the ‘Farmers Corner'
- Now click on ‘New Farmer Registration' and enter your Aadhaar number with the required CAPTCHA code.
- Now select your state as per your Aadhaar card and fill the online application form with all the required details correctly.
- Once you are done, enter your bank account details on which you want to get the instalments and click on ‘Submit'.
- After successfully submitting the application form, you can check the status of the application by dialling the helpline number 011-24300606 using your registered mobile number.