Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Pre-Budget

Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Pre-Budget

By Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi, and Udit Ranjan
Centre for Policy Research
25 January 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.