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PM-KISAN 10th instalment on December 15: Is Aadhaar linking a must to get Rs 6,000 annual benefit? Know here

New Delhi: The 10th installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) likely to come on December 15 as has been widely reported in the media.

Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, every year, annual cash transfer of Rs 6000 is disbursed to the farmers in three instalments. The first instalment is between April- July; second instalment is between  August-November and the third instalment is between December-March.

Is Aadhaar card linking mandatory for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi benefits?

Yes, Aadhaar card linking is mandatory for all direct benefit transfer schemes. Hence Aadhaar linking is a must for getting PM Kisan Samman Nidhi benefits. The instalments under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme gets delivered in the bank account of farmers which is linked with their Aadhaar card. One of the major reason for payment failure in the past has been the incorrect registration of a certain important information like Aadhaar number or account number. 

If you think, you have provided incorrect Aadhaar number, you can correct it by visiting PM Farmer’s website online. Follow the steps given below.

Here’s how to correct bank, Aadhaar details on PM Kisan website

1. Go to PM Kisan website pmkisan.gov.in.
2. You will see a link above ‘Farmers Corner’, click this link
3. You will see a link ‘Aadhaar edit’, click on it.
4. A page will open where you can check your Aadhaar number and correct the information.

Additionally, if the bank account details are wrong, you can correct it. However, for this you will have to contact your agriculture department office or Lekhpal. You can get it corrected by going there.

PM-KISAN Scheme for only Small and Marginal Farmers’ families?

In the beginning when the PM-KISAN Scheme was launched (February, 2019), its benefits were admissible only to Small & marginal Farmers’ families, with combined landholding upto 2 hectare. The Scheme was later on revised in June 2019 and extended to all farmer families irrespective of the size of their landholdings

The Central Government had notified a decision to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers in the country, irrespective of the size of their landholding.

Who are excluded from the PM-KISAN Scheme?

Those excluded from the PM-KISAN include institutional land holders, farmer families holding constitutional posts, serving or retired officers and employees of State or Central government as well as Public Sector Undetakings and Government Autonomous bodies. Professionals like doctors, engineers and lawyers as well as retired pensioners with a monthly pension of over Rs 10,000 and those who paid income tax in the last assessment year are also not eligible for the benefits.

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