Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is Government of India’s (GoI’s) income support scheme, under which all landholding farmers receive up to ₹6,000 per year to supplement their financial needs.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:
■ GoI allocations and releases;
■ Coverage including registrations, payments made, and failed payments;
■ Ineligible beneficiaries and funds transferred to them; and
■ Comparison between monthly consumption expenditure of a farmer household and PM-KISAN benefits.