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The PM-KISAN challenge -Aparna Roy

is being regarded as a big spread for farmers. The government announced its decision to transfer Rs.6,000 every year directly to 12 crore farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectares through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. While this is a progressive step, is it enough to mitigate India’s severe agrarian distress? The agriculture sector employs over 50% of the workforce either directly or indirectly, and remains

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The solution is universal -Rajendran Narayanan & Debmalya Nandy

rable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land up to 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of ? 6,000 per year”. This cash transfer scheme has been called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). The Ministry of Agriculture has written to State governments to prepare a database of all eligible beneficiaries along with their Aadhaar numbers, and update land records “expeditiously”. The lette

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RBI raises limit for collateral-free agri loans to Rs.1.6 lakh from Rs.1 lakh

Regulatory Policies, which accompanied the 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement. To provide assured income support to small and marginal farmers, the government said it will launch the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) programme. Under this, vulnerable landholding farmer-families, having cultivable land up to two hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs.6,000 per year. This income support will be

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Will the budget actually benefit farmers? -Jayati Ghosh

be of benefit to farmers? The big measure — in fact, the only significant measure — is the income transfer scheme for small farmers described as a “historic programme”: the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi or PM-KISAN. The budget speech promises that “vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs 6,000 per year. This income supp

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There is so much confusion about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

Against the backdrop of the Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal announcing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN) programme during his budget speech on 1st February, 2019, it becomes essential to differentiate between 12.56 crore operational holding households (enumerated, as per the Agriculture Census) and 13.33 crore ownership holding households (estimated, as per the 70th round National Sample Survey report no. 571) pertaining to size upto

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Why everybody loves Universal Basic Income -Ankita Dwivedi Johri

k picks up in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, The Indian Express parses the debate, starting from India’s only two pilot projects FINANCE Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday unveiled the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi promising “assured supplemental income” to disadvantaged farmers. On January 28, Rahul Gandhi said a Congress government would provide “minimum income guarantee” to the poor. Sikkim’s SDF gov

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PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Small farmers to get Rs 6000 direct cash transfer, first installment before polls

-The Indian Express Called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, the scheme will benefit about 12 crore small and marginal farmers and will come into effect retrospectively from December 1, 2018, and the first instalment will be disbursed before the elections. New Delhi: In a bid to woo the farming community ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in his Budget speech on Friday announced a Rs 6,000 per annum direc

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Union Budget

and Rs. 1,500 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.) • Distribution of Pulses to State / Union Territories for Welfare Schemes - Rs. 550 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) and Rs. 800 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.) • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi/ Income Support Scheme - Rs. 20,000 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) and Rs. 75,000 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.) • Urea Subsidy - Rs. 45,000 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.) and Rs. 50,164 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.); Rs. 44,995 crore in 2

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