Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi

Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi

By Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi, and Udit Ranjan
Centre for Policy Research
16 February 2021

Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is Government of India’s (GoI’s) income support scheme, under which all landholding farmers get up to Rs. 6,000 per year to supplement their financial
needs. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:

  • Allocations and releases;
  • Coverage including registrations, payments made, and funds going to ineligible farmers; and
  • Comparison between monthly consumption expenditure of a farmer household and PM-KISAN benefits.