PM-KISAN SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     28th December 2023        

Context: WITH THE NUMBER of PM-Kisan beneficiaries dropping by over 20 per cent to 8.12 crore now from a peak of 10.47 crore in April-July 2022.


  • About: This Scheme is a Central Sector Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme. 
  • Launch: February 2019 (made effective from December 2018) to give income support to farmers.
  • Funding: 100% funding of rupee 6000 in 3 installments.
  • Implemented by: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare.
  • Purpose: The scheme is meant to provide income support to all landholding farmer’s families across the country and enable them to meet expenses related to agriculture as well as domestic needs.
  • Beneficiaries: Farmer families rest with the State / UT Governments.

 PM-KISAN Mobile App

  • About: Created through a partnership between the National Informatics Centre and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has been introduced.
  • Application Status: Farmers using the app can conveniently check the status of their applications, providing transparency and real-time updates.

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