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PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: 16th instalment set for release by month-end. Details here

As per the official announcement on the PM Kisan website, the date for the release of the scheme's 16th instalment is confirmed to be set for February 28 this year.

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File image of a farmer picking cotton at a cotton plantation (AFP)

The central government is set to disburse the 16th instalment of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to beneficiaries by the end of February, as per the official announcement on the PM Kisan website.

The website confirms that the date for the release of the scheme's 16th instalment is set for February 28.

Beneficiaries under PM Kisan receive an annual cash benefit of 6,000, distributed in three instalments of 2,000 each. The 15th instalment was disbursed on November 15 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under that instalment, an amount of 18,000 crore reached over 8 crore beneficiary farmers.

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Check Beneficiary Status

Farmers can check their beneficiary status through the following steps:

1. Visit the official PM-Kisan website at pmkisan.gov.in.

2. Navigate to 'Farmer Corner' on the homepage.

3. Click on 'Beneficiary Status.'

4. Choose State, District, Sub District, Block, or Village from the drop-down menu.

5. Click 'Get Report' to view the status.

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In case of any issues related to PM Kisan Yojana, farmers can reach out via email at pmkisan-ict@gov.in or on the following helpline numbers: 155261 or 1800115526 (Toll-Free) or 011-23381092.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare also introduced the multi-language PM-Kisan Artificial Intelligence Chatbot (Kisan e-Mitra), which can also help address farmer complaints. It operates in Hindi, Tamil, Odia, Bengali, and English.

Who is not eligible under the PM-KISAN scheme?

Exclusions from the PM-KISAN scheme include institutional landholders and farmer families whose members have paid income tax in the last assessment year. Additionally, families with members holding or having held constitutional positions such as mayors of Municipal Corporations, chairpersons of District Panchayats, and former or current members of state legislative assemblies, state legislative councils, Lok Sabha, or Rajya Sabha are not eligible for the scheme's benefits.

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Scheme Updates in Budget

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Interim Budget 2024-25, said that efforts of value addition in the agri sector and increasing farmers' income will be stepped up, adding, 11.8 crore farmers – including marginal and small farmers – have been provided financial assistance under PM Kisan Yojana.

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Published: 22 Feb 2024, 09:49 AM IST
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