Kisan Samman Pension : Eligibility criteria for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM- KISAN) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana

Kisan Samman Pension : Eligibility criteria for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM- KISAN) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana 

GOVERNEMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 411
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 30th NOVEMBER ,2021

KISAN SAMMAN PENSION

411.   SHRI DINESH CHANDRA YADAV
          SHRI MOHANBHAI KALYANJI KUNDARIYA
          SHRI KAUSHALENDRA KUMAR
          SHRI DIPSINGH SHANKARSINH RATHOD

Will the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare be pleased to state:

(a) whether the farmers are categorized on the basis of their land holding as marginal, small, medium and big by the Government, if so number of farmers in each category, State-wise;

Kisan Samman Pension

(b) whether the Government has formulated any pension scheme to improve quality of life of farmers especially small & marginal farmers (SMF), if so, the salient features of pension scheme for SMF;

(c) the number of farmers identified/enrolled for the said pension scheme district wise in Gujarat;

(d) whether the Kisan Samman Pension Yojana is applicable to all categories of the farmers;

(e) whether the Government schemes for the welfare of the farmers are different for the above categories farmers or all the schemes implemented are uniformly applicable to all farmers, if so, the details thereof;

(f) whether the Government is considering provision of Kisan Samman Pension to all eligible farmers who have been left out of Pradhan Mantri Kisan SammanNidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana after a fresh survey; and

(g) if so, the time by which the Government proposes to provide pension to such farmers; and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a): Yes, Sir. The State-wise details of number of small, marginal, medium and big landholders categorized on the basis of size of landholding has been placed at Annexure-I.

(b): Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojna (PM-KMY), a Central Sector Scheme is being implemented in order to provide social security net for the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) by way of pension. Under this scheme, a minimum fixed pension of Rs. 3,000/- will be provided to the eligible small and marginal farmers, subject to certain exclusion clauses, on attaining the age of 60 years. The Scheme is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, with entry age of 18 to 40 years. The beneficiary can opt to become member of the Scheme by subscribing to a Pension Fund. The beneficiary would be required to contribute Rs 100/ - per month at median entry age of 29 years. The Central Government shall also contribute to the Pension Fund in equal amount. Contribution shall be made to a Pension Fund managed by the Life Insurance Corporation which will be responsible for pension pay out.

Under the scheme, farmers can also opt to allow his / her contribution to the Scheme to be made from the benefits drawn from the Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme directly. The eligible farmers may, therefore, enroll in the pension scheme through the State Nodal Agencies under the PM-KISAN Scheme or through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) under Meity. Exit from the scheme will be voluntarily or on failure of contribution or on demise. On exit from the scheme, the beneficiary will receive his/her accumulated share and the Government’s contribution will be deposited in the LIC Fund. After the subscriber’s death, the spouse or heir shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension as family pension, provided he/she is not already an SMF beneficiary of the Scheme. On the death of the subscriber during the period of contribution, the spouse shall have the option of continuing the Scheme by paying regular contribution. There is an online grievance redressal system for complete transparency.

(c) The district-wise details of farmers enrolled under the Scheme in the State of Gujarat is given at Annexure-II.

(d) Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana (PM-KMY), only the small and marginal farmers having cultivable landholding upto 2 hectares and in the age group of 18-40 years, subject to certain exlusion criteria related with the higher income status, are eligible to get enrolled.

 (e): The eligibility criteria of the Government schemes for the welfare of the farmers varies from one Scheme to another and every Schemes are implemented as per their approved Operational Guidelines.

(f)& (g): The basic eligibility criteria for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM- KISAN) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana (PM-KMY) is different. Under PM- KISAN Scheme, landholding, irrespective of its size, is the basic eligibility criteria to get the benefit of the Scheme, while under PM-KMY only the small and marginal farmers in the age group between 18-40 years, having the cultivable landholding upto 2 hectares are eligible to get enrolled, subject to certain exclusion criteria related with higher income status.

As on 25.11.2021, more than 11.60 crore beneficiaries have been given the financial benefits of the Scheme.

 Annexure-I

State-wise estimated number of operational holdings as per Agriculture Census 2015-16

(Number in ‘000

Sl.

No.

States/UTs

Number of Operational Holdings

Marginal (below 1.00 ha.)

Small (1.00 - 1.99

ha.)

Semi- medium (2.00 - 3.99

ha.)

Medium (4.00 - 9.99

ha.)

Large (10.00 ha.

& above)

All Size Group

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

Andhra Pradesh

5904

1646

770

189

15

8524

2

Arunachal Pradesh

27

24

29

26

7

113

3

Assam

1868

495

295

79

4

2742

4

Bihar

14971

944

414

81

3

16413

5

Chhattisgarh

2434

879

493

181

23

4011

6

Goa

59

8

4

2

1

75

7

Gujarat

2019

1616

1150

496

40

5321

8

Haryana

802

314

278

192

41

1628

9

Himachal Pradesh

712

173

82

26

3

997

10

Jammu & Kashmir

1187

160

58

11

1

1417

11

Jharkhand

1962

419

277

126

20

2803

12

Karnataka

4767

2214

1193

451

56

8681

13

Kerala

7333

181

56

11

2

7583

14

Madhya Pradesh

4835

2725

1674

707

63

10003

15

Maharashtra

7816

4339

2327

734

70

15285

16

Manipur

77

49

22

3

Neg

150

17

Meghalaya

123

60

40

9

Neg.

232

18

Mizoram

45

27

14

3

Neg.

90

19

Nagaland

8

30

63

74

21

197

20

Odisha

3637

887

287

51

4

4866

21

Punjab

154

207

368

305

58

1093

22

Rajasthan

3071

1677

1416

1131

359

7655

23

Sikkim

44

13

11

4

Neg.

72

24

Tamil Nadu

6224

1119

452

128

15

7938

25

Telangana

3840

1409

564

126

9

5948

26

Tripura

504

48

19

2

Neg.

573

27

Uttar Pradesh

19100

3008

1314

377

23

23822

28

Uttarakhand

659

149

58

14

1

881

29

West Bengal

5998

971

256

18

1

7243

30

A & N Islands

5

3

3

1

Neg.

12

31

Chandigarh

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

1

32

D & N Haveli

9

4

2

1

Neg.

15

33

Daman & Diu

7

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

8

34

Delhi

11

5

3

1

Neg.

21

35

Lakshadweep

10

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

Neg.

10

36

Puducherry

28

3

2

Neg.

Neg.

34

All India

100251

25809

13993

5561

838

146454

Note - Neg. is Number of Operational holdings <500
 
Annexure-II

The district-wise details of farmers registered under PM-KMY Scheme as on 25.11.2021

Name of Districts

Number of farmers registered

AHMADABAD

1363

AMRELI

1152

ANAND

3352

ARVALLI

2307

BANAS KANTHA

2928

BHARUCH

2404

BHAVNAGAR

2445

BOTAD

266

CHHOTAUDEPUR

4217

DANG

312

DEVBHUMI DWARKA

583

DOHAD

10163

GANDHINAGAR

1629

GIR SOMNATH

782

JAMNAGAR

2860

JUNAGADH

590

KACHCHH

2116

KHEDA

1669

MAHESANA

696

Mahisagar

1517

MORBI

144

NARMADA

863

NAVSARI

1905

PANCH MAHALS

3272

PATAN

1702

PORBANDAR

250

RAJKOT

601

SABAR KANTHA

4357

SURAT

4281

SURENDRANAGAR

624

TAPI

828

VADODARA

987

VALSAD

1492

Grand Total

64,657



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