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Prime Minister to Launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana on the 12th of September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is schedule to launch Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana on 12 September 2019 at Ranchi in Jharkhand. During his visit, PM Modi will also inaugurate-

  • 400 Ekalvya Model Residential Schools to provide quality upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary level education to ST Students in Tribal dominated areas.
  • New Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha Building and lay foundation stone for New Secretariat Building at Ranchi.
  • Multi-Modal vessel Terminal built on banks of river Ganga at Sahebganj.

About Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Objective: KMDY seeks to secure the lives of 5 Crore Small and Marginal Farmers by providing a minimum pension.

Eligibility: All small and marginal farmers who are currently between ages of 18 to 40 years can apply for scheme.

Fund: Scheme has an outlay of Rs.10,774 Crores for next 3 years (2019-2022).


The minimum pension provided under KMDY would be of Rs.3000/month, to those who attain 60 years of age.

Farmer’s monthly contribution can be made from instalments of PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana) or through Common Service Centres (CSCs).

Bulletin: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana, a new Central Sector Scheme (CSS), to provide pension cover to farmers. This decision was taken at the first Cabinet meeting after formation of new Government (second term) of Modi Government.

Key Features of Scheme

  • It is voluntary and contributory pension scheme for all Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) across the country.
  • Eligibility: Entry age of 18 to 40 years with provision of minimum fixed pension of Rs.3,000 on attaining the age of 60 years.
  • Contribution: Beneficiary farmer of this scheme is required to contribute Rs 100 per month at median entry age of 29 years. Central Government will also contribute to Pension Fund an equal amount as contributed by eligible farmer.
  • After subscriber’s death (while receiving pension), spouse of SMF beneficiary is entitled to receive 50% of pension received by beneficiary as family pension, provided he/she is not already an SMF beneficiary of this scheme. In case of death of subscriber happens during period of contribution, the spouse shall have the option of continuing scheme by paying regular contribution.
  • Synergy between PM Kisan Scheme: Beneficiary farmers of this scheme can opt to allow his/her monthly contribution to be made from benefits drawn from Pradhan Mantri KisanSAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme directly. Alternatively, beneficiary farmer can pay his monthly contribution by registering through Common Service Centres (CSCs) under Union Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY).