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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 ..

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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, ..

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Categorisation of Farmers

In agriculture Census, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as shown below: Marginal: Below 1.00 hectare. Small: 1.00-2.00 hectare. Semi- Medium: 2.00-4.00 hectare. Medium: 4.00-10.00 hectare. Large: 10.00 hectare and above. The India Rural Development Report 2012-13 prepared by the IDFC Rural Development Network notes that Small farms are more efficient, especially ..

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