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Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare of the Republic of India

06/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/28/2019 07:09

PM-Kisan

The ambit of the PM- Kisan Scheme has been expanded to cover all farmers in the country irrespective of the size of their land holdings, subject to the other existing exclusion criteria.

The total number of landholding farmers in the country is about 15.11 crore, which has been estimated on the basis of projections of Agricultural Census 2015-16 data for 2018-19. The State-wise details is at Annexure-I. The total number of beneficiary farmer families under the Scheme, after application of exclusion clause, is estimated to be 14.50 crore.

As per the provisions of the Scheme, the entire responsibility of identifying the eligible beneficiary farmers and uploading their data on PM-KISAN Portal for enabling release of benefits to them is entrusted to the State/UT Governments only. They have already been requested to expedite 100% enlistment of eligible beneficiaries for the revised Scheme and timely uploading of corrected data on PM-KISAN portal. The Central Government on its part regularly monitors the uploading of data by them through Video Conferencing with their State Nodal Officers (PM-Kisan) and Principal Secretaries (Agriculture).

Farmers who do not own any land are not eligible for this scheme; and

The survey of landless farmers has not been conducted, therefore, their exact numbers are not available. However, State-wise number of wholly leased-in operational holdings as per the Agriculture Census 2010-11 is available and is annexed at Annexure-II. Various schemes run by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare aim at benefitting the cultivators irrespective of the ownership status, though the PM-Kisan Scheme's benefit is aimed at land owning farmers.

Annexure-I

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) AND (b) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 793 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 28.06.2019

Projected operational holdings for 2018-19

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States/UTs

Projected holdings 2018-19

Number

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

9060622

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

115261

3

ASSAM

2752922

4

BIHAR

17080379

5

CHHATTISGARH

4145911

6

GOA

59625

7

GUJARAT

5566106

8

HARYANA

1644072

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1021356

10

JAMMU & KASHMIR

1436069

11

JHARKHAND

2759963

12

KARNATAKA

9088868

13

KERALA

7848898

14

MADHYA PRADESH

10805149

15

MAHARASHTRA

15100885

16

MANIPUR

151237

17

MEGHALAYA

243368

18

MIZORAM

90239

19

NAGALAND

207591

20

ODISHA

5057212

21

PUNJAB

1126501

22

RAJASTHAN

8211322

23

SIKKIM

66278

24

TAMIL NADU

7902531

25

TELANGANA

6322237

26

TRIPURA

578471

27

UTTAR PRADESH

24370682

28

UTTARAKHAND

874070

29

WEST BENGAL

7356557

30

A & N ISLANDS

12126

31

CHANDIGARH

689

32

D & N HAVELI

15337

33

DAMAN & DIU

8321

34

DELHI

19857

35

LAKSHADWEEP

10522

36

PUDUCHERRY

34764

ALL INDIA

151146000

Annexure-II

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (d) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 793 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 28.06.2019

State-wise approximate number of wholly leased-in operational holdings as per the Agriculture Census 2010-11

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States/Uts

Approximate number of operational holdings ('00)

Number

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

328

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

0

3

ASSAM

4

4

BIHAR

22

5

CHHATTISGARH

9

6

GOA

59

7

GUJARAT

0

8

HARYANA

Negligible

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

14

10

JAMMU & KASHMIR

6

11

JHARKHAND

7

12

KARNATAKA

0

13

KERALA

48

14

MADHYA PRADESH

104

15

MAHARASHTRA

Negligible

16

MANIPUR

50

17

MEGHALAYA

0

18

MIZORAM

0

19

NAGALAND

3

20

ODISHA

2193

21

PUNJAB

19

22

RAJASTHAN

65

23

SIKKIM

9

24

TAMIL NADU

120

25

TELANGANA

State created in 2014

26

TRIPURA

14

27

UTTAR PRADESH

3036

28

UTTARAKHAND

3

29

WEST BENGAL

1124

30

A & N ISLANDS

Negligible

31

CHANDIGARH

0

32

D & N HAVELI

0

33

DAMAN & DIU

0

34

DELHI

0

35

LAKSHADWEEP

0

36

PUDUCHERRY

2

ALL INDIA

7239*

*Total may not tally due to rounding off.

This Information was given by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today

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