Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi & Udit Ranjan
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.