PM-Kisan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

PM-KISAN scheme’s first anniversary observed on February 24, 2020

The First anniversary of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme was recently observed on February 24, 2020. PM-KISAN is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India. Under the Scheme an annual income support of Rs.6000 is provided to all farmer families across the country in three equal ..

PM to launch Third Installment of PM KISAN

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Karnataka from Thursday, 2nd January 2019.  The Prime Minister’s visit to the state will commence at Tumkur district where he will offer his prayers at the Lingayat matha, Sree Siddaganga Matha. At the matha, the foundation stone will be laid by ..

Data Bank of Farmers

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has constituted a Task Force to develop a comprehensive Database of Farmers. The Database for Farmers ..

Kalia Scheme to merge with PM-KISAN

The flagship Kalia scheme of Odisha government that provides marginal and small cultivators, farmers Rs 10,000 in two installments in a year for two crops will be merged with the Central governments Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). Under the Kalia Scheme, the landless farmers are provided with Rs 12,000 annually for the first three ..

Centre plans new method to measure farmer income

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared way back in 2016 that his government aims to double farm incomes in the upcoming six years. This is highly significant as over half the nation’s population relies on farming to sustain their living. Why is this announcement significant? While the agricultural sector contributes barely 14% to ..

PM-Kisan Yojana and its Shortcomings

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) is a cash transfer programme for farmers. About the Scheme The PM-Kisan Yojana was originally introduced to supplement the financial needs of small and Marginal Farmers. But the scheme has been now expanded to include all categories of agricultural landowners for augmenting farm incomes. Under the scheme Rs. ..

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana

In a landmark decision, the government has decided to launch a pension scheme for farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana. About the Scheme The scheme aims to provide small and marginal farmers with a minimum fixed pension of Rs 3,000 per month on attaining the age of 60. It is a voluntary and contributory ..

PM-KISAN Scheme Extended to all Farmers

The government approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers. PM-KISAN The PM-KISAN scheme was introduced in the interim budget of 2019. Under the scheme, the government provided Rs 6,000 per year (in three equal instalments) to an estimated 12.5 crore small and marginal ..