Marginal farmer Current Affairs - 2020

PM Kisan Mobile App launched to succeed “Doubling Farmer Income by 2022”

The successful completion of one year of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is being celebrated on February 24, 2020. In order to commemorate its success, PM Kisan Mobile app was launched by the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.

Highlights

The application helps farmers to learn about their payment status, their eligibility towards a scheme and several other information. The application will help the government to reach farmers easily. It will also act as a platform to deliver information about government schemes and other beneficiaries. This overall will help GoI achieve its goal of “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022” easily.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi

The small and marginal landholders are eligible to receive Rs 6,000 per year under the scheme. The following higher economic status of agricultural sector are not eligible

  • Institutional Land Holders
  • Retired pensioners whose pension is more than Rs 10,000
  • Persons who paid income tax in the last year
  • Professional persons such as lawyer, doctor, engineer, architect, charted accountants, etc.

February 24: PM-Kisan Scheme completes one year

On February 24, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana completed one year of its implementation. The scheme was launched to increase the income of farmers. It aims to help farmers by providing them income support of Rs 6,000 per year.

The scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 24, 2019 at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare.

Highlights

The Scheme initially provided income support to small and marginal farmers that hold land up to 2 hectares. Later, it was extended to all farmers irrespective of the size of their land holdings. Around 14 crore farmers were to covered under the scheme.

Till now, the Central Government has released Rs 50,850 crores and has benefited 8.46 crores of families.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

In order to gain the benefits from the scheme, the farmers have to produce citizenship certificate, Aadhaar card, land holding papers and bank account details. The amount are to be deposited directly in to the farmers’ accounts under the scheme.