What to know ?
For Prelims: Key features, objectives of the scheme.
For Mains: Significance of the scheme and its role in ensuring farmer familes have been benefitted under PM Kisan Scheme.
The Scheme was launched in February, 2018 last year under which income support of six thousand rupees per year in three equal installments of two thousand rupees is provided to each eligible farmer.
Over eight crore farmer families have been benefited under PM Kisan Scheme.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry said, more than 48 thousand 937 crore rupees has been released under the scheme till date.
The Scheme initially covered only small and marginal farmer families with landholding up to two hectares. Later the government extended the scheme to all farmer families irrespective of landholding size.
A new facility has been provided on PM-KISAN Web-portal – www.pmkisan.gov.in through Farmers’ Corner link to facilitate the farmers for self-registration and edit his or her name in PM-Kisan database as per Aadhar Card.
The farmers are being facilitated for self registration and data correction through Common Service Centers.
Source – News on Air