Welcome to the world of agriculture, where farmers work hard every day to feed our nation. The government has initiated various schemes and programs to support their efforts. One such scheme is the PMKMY (Pm Kisan Mandhan Yojana), which aims to provide social security benefits for small and marginal farmers in India. In this blog post, we will explore what PMKMY is, who is eligible for it, its many benefits, how you can apply for it and answers to frequently asked questions about this scheme! So grab a cup of tea or coffee and let’s dive right into it!
What is PMKMY?
PMKMY or Pm Kisan Mandhan Yojana is a scheme launched by the Government of India in September 2019. The primary aim of this scheme is to provide social security benefits for small and marginal farmers in India. Under PMKMY, eligible farmers are required to make monthly contributions towards their pension fund. Once they reach the age of 60 years, they will receive a minimum assured pension amount.
The scheme provides an opportunity for farmers who do not have any regular source of income after retirement to lead their lives with dignity and financial stability. Through this scheme, the government aims to cover around five crore beneficiaries over time.
To be eligible for PMKMY, you must be a farmer between the ages of 18-40 years and own cultivable land up to two hectares. You should also have a valid Aadhaar Card as well as savings bank account number linked with your Aadhaar Card.
PMKMY has already provided great relief to many small and marginal farmers across India by providing them with much-needed financial security post-retirement. It is one such initiative that has helped Indian agriculture progress while supporting its hardworking laborers’ welfare simultaneously!
Eligibility for PMKMY
To be eligible for the PMKMY or Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana, there are a few conditions that need to be met. Firstly, the applicant must be between 18-40 years of age and should have an active savings bank account. Secondly, they must belong to a family where none of the members is covered under any other pension scheme such as NPS (National Pension Scheme), EPF (Employee Provident Fund) or ESIC (Employee State Insurance Corporation).
Thirdly, farmers who have cultivable landholding in their name can apply for this scheme. The total cultivable land owned by them should not exceed two hectares of irrigated land or four hectares of non-irrigated land.
Fourthly, applicants should also possess Aadhaar card which is mandatory for availing benefits under PMKMY. Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders are not eligible for this scheme.
It’s worth noting that beneficiaries will receive a monthly pension amount once they turn 60 upon having completed all necessary formalities during enrolment.
Benefits of PMKMY
The PMKMY or Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana is a government scheme that provides pension coverage to small and marginal farmers. The benefits of this scheme are numerous, making it an excellent initiative for the welfare of farmers.
Firstly, under PMKMY, eligible farmers will receive a guaranteed minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years. This will help improve their financial security during old age and ensure they have access to basic amenities.
Secondly, unlike other schemes where the beneficiaries need to pay premiums regularly, the government pays half of the contribution amount on behalf of the farmer in PMKMY. This makes it affordable for small and marginal farmers who may not have enough resources to invest in such schemes.
Thirdly, in case an enrolled farmer passes away before reaching 60 years of age, his/her spouse can continue with the contributions and receive pension benefits upon turning 60. This provision ensures that even after death, the family members have a source of income.
By providing social security cover to elders among farmers in their post-retirement phase when they are unable to work actively while needing constant money support from their children as result burdening them too much which could be avoided through this scheme thereby strengthening India’s agricultural sector by preventing migration from rural areas due to poor economic conditions.
How to Apply for PMKMY?
Applying for PMKMY is a simple process that can be completed both online and offline. To apply online, you need to go to the official website of PMKMY and click on ‘New Registration.’ You will then be asked to enter your Aadhaar number, name as per Aadhaar, mobile number, email ID and bank details.
After filling in these basic details, you have to upload a scanned copy of your Aadhaar card and then submit the application form. In case there are any discrepancies found in the data entered by applicants in their forms or uploaded documents, they may receive an SMS regarding correction needed.
To apply offline, visit any Common Service Center (CSC) near you with all necessary documents such as identity proof like PAN Card/Passport/Voter id card/Driving License/Aadhar Card etc., bank passbook showing account number along with IFSC code or Kisan Credit Card.
Once your application has been submitted successfully either online or offline mode , it will take up to 30 days for verification from concerned authorities after which successful applicants will receive their pension scheme certificate via post.
1. What is the age limit for eligibility under PMKMY?
Answer: The scheme is open for all small and marginal farmers aged between 18 to 40 years.
2. How much pension can a farmer get from PMKMY?
Answer: A farmer who joins the scheme at the age of 18 will have to make a monthly contribution of Rs.55, while those joining at the age of 40 would need to contribute Rs.200 per month towards the pension fund. After attaining the age of 60 years, they will receive a minimum pension amounting to Rs.3,000 per month.
What documents are required to apply for PMKMY?
Answer: The eligible farmers need not provide any document as their Aadhaar number shall be used for verifying their identity and linking their bank account with this scheme.
Can I avail benefits under both PM-KISAN Scheme and Pm Kisan Mandhan Yojana simultaneously?
Answer: Yes, you can avail benefits under both schemes provided you meet their respective eligibility criteria.
Pm Kisan Mandhan Yojana is an excellent initiative by the government aimed at providing social security cover to our highly respected farmers in old age when they cannot work anymore due to physical limitations or other reasons beyond their control. By enrolling themselves into this scheme today, our small-landholding farmers can secure their future with dignity and respect tomorrow!