Funds released in West Bengal under PM-KISAN in FY 2021-22

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30 March 2022, New Delhi: The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) is a Central Sector Scheme. The Scheme aims at providing financial assistance to landholding farmer families across the country, subject to certain exclusion criteria, to enable them to take care of expenses related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs.  

Under the Scheme, an amount of Rs. 6000/- per year is transferred in three 4-monthly instalments of Rs.2000/- directly into the bank accounts of the farmers through DBT Mode.

The State of West Bengal has joined the PM-KISAN Scheme from April-2021. The details of funds released in the State of West Bengal including in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong during FY 2021-22 was shared by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

Districts of West BengalEligible-unique farmers paidTotal amount released through various instalments (Rupees)
24 PARAGANAS NORTH         3,54,971       2,07,81,06,000 
24 PARAGANAS SOUTH         3,62,754       1,91,69,04,000 
Alipurduar            27,522          16,82,08,000 
BANKURA         2,37,907       1,25,70,68,000 
BIRBHUM         2,58,809       1,44,96,86,000 
COOCHBEHAR         2,16,718       1,38,51,56,000 
DARJEELING            12,187            6,59,48,000 
DINAJPUR DAKSHIN         1,30,028          72,71,92,000 
DINAJPUR UTTAR         1,50,382          87,86,88,000 
HOOGHLY         1,83,040          94,44,06,000 
HOWRAH            74,988          43,90,60,000 
JALPAIGURI            37,837          22,29,24,000 
JHARGRAM            79,403          45,04,38,000 
KALIMPONG              7,274            3,85,60,000 
MALDAH         2,69,942       1,50,93,44,000 
MEDINIPUR EAST         6,69,154       3,87,44,04,000 
MEDINIPUR WEST         5,22,551       2,78,38,54,000 
MURSHIDABAD         3,29,755       2,02,31,50,000 
NADIA         2,93,325       1,68,43,52,000 
PASCHIM BARDHAMAN            27,592          15,83,50,000 
PURBA BARDHAMAN         2,66,263       1,59,52,44,000 
PURULIA         1,06,532          51,03,82,000 
        46,18,934     26,16,14,24,000 
  Funds released in West Bengal under PM-KISAN in FY 2021-22

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