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Over one lakh farmers voluntarily surrenders PM-Kisan benefits

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 04-06-2024
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According to the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Family Welfare, 116,000 farmers have voluntarily surrendered their benefits under the  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme during June 2023 to May 2024 period across the country.

The PM-KISAN scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on  24th February 2019 at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme under which farmers get Rs 6000 per year.

Bihar leads the state in surrendering PM -Kisan scheme

Of the 116.000 farmers who have voluntarily given up the scheme maximum are from Bihar followed by Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Following are the top states where farmers have surrendered their PM-Kisan benefit 

  • Bihar -.29176 farmer’s families,
  • Uttar Pradesh -26.593 farmer's families,
  • Rajasthan -10,343 farmer’s families,
  • Maharashtra-7,825 farmer's families,
  • Jharkhand- 6,215 farmer’s families.

Reason for surrendering of the PM KIsan 

Last year, the government enabled an option in the PM-Kisan app and the website to allow registered farmers to voluntarily deregister from the scheme. 

According to the ministry, the possible reason for the farmers giving up the PM-Kisan benefits could be,

  • absentee landlords; 
  • land being transferred to tax-paying descendants through succession and 
  • change in the status of landowners.

Uttar Pradesh largest beneficiary of PM Kisan scheme 

The farmers are paid Rs 2000 each in three installments by the government of India. The 16th installment was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 February 2024 directly to the bank account of 9.09 crore farmers. 

Out of the  9.09 crore farmers, the maximum number of farmers were from Uttar Pradesh.

 2.03 crore beneficiary farmers were in Uttar Pradesh, followed by  Maharashtra (89.66 lakh farmers), Madhya Pradesh (79.93 lakh), Bihar (75.79 lakh) and Rajasthan (62.66 lakh).

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana (PM-KISAN)

To provide income support to the farmers of the country the government of India launched a 100 per cent centrally sponsored scheme  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan)  yojana. It was launched by the Prime Minister  Narendra Modi at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2019 .

What is the benefit of the scheme? 

  •  Under this scheme, eligible farmers receive Rs 6000 per year in their bank account from the Government of India in three installments, every 4th month of the year.
  • All installments falling due on or after 1st December 2019 are being paid only on the basis of the Aadhaar authenticated bank data of beneficiaries.

Who is eligible for this scheme? 

  • All farmer families in the country.
  • Here, family means husband, wife and their minor children.

 Who is excluded from this scheme? 

 Farmer families belonging to the following categories :

  • Holder of constitutional posts or persons who had held the constitutional posts. 
  • Former or present Ministers either at the Center or at the State government, former or present Member of Parliament, former or present Member of State Legislature (MLA) or MLC), former or present Chairman of District Panchayats and present or former Mayor of Municipalities,
  • Employed or retired officers and employees of state/central government as well as government public sector undertakings and government autonomous bodies.
  • A person having a monthly pension of  Rs 10,000 or more,
  • Income taxpayers.
  • Professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers, and architects 

And Institutional Landholders.

Which Ministry administer the scheme 

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Government of India, administers the PM-KISAN yojana in India.


Answer 116,000 farmer families.

Answer: Bihar(29176) followed by Uttar Pradesh (26.593).

Answer:10,343 farmer families.

Answer: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, by PM Modi on 24 February 2019.

Answer: Rs 6000 per year in three installments in the bank accounts of the beneficiary.
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