Farmers are the backbone of the country’s economy, and every government that has ever come to power has always resorted to launching schemes for their welfare. The PM Kisan Tractor Yojana is one such scheme of the Central Government.
In this blog, we will cover every part of the scheme so that you understand what it is, the eligibility criteria, and how to apply for it.
The PM Kisan Tractor Yojana will, as the name suggests, be helping out the farmers who are looking to buy tractors for their farms. This step is a major one taken to improve the financial state of the farmers as they contribute a lot to our country’s economic growth.
So, let’s get going and start by addressing the meaning of the scheme. You will read everything about the scheme as we progress in the blog.
PM Kisan Tractor Yojana 2023
The PM Kisan Tractor Yojana is a scheme under which eligible farmers are given subsidies by the Government to buy Tractors. The grant provided under the Yojana is 20%-50% of the tractor value up to INR 3 Lakhs. The scheme has been implemented in states like Maharashtra, Assam, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, etc.
The tractor is one of the most essential equipments a farmer needs to cultivate his farm. However, due to the high cost of this machine, small and marginal farmers can not afford it. The PM Kisan Tractor Yojana aims to help such farmers buy tractors and use them in their farms for the best results.
To avail benefits of this scheme, a farmer needs to make sure he meets the eligibility criteria. Once he is eligible, he can apply for the scheme online or offline mode. Here, we’ll cover both options.
To understand the scheme in a better way, here are some highlights of PMKTY that you should pay attention to –
|PM Kisan Tractor Yojana
|Central Government of India
|Providing subsidies to farmers to help them buy Tractors for agricultural activity
|Farmers of India
|Upto INR 3 Lakhs
|Maharashtra, Assam, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
|Online and Offline
PM Kisan Tractor Yojana Eligibility
So now that you know about the scheme, you must be wondering who can apply to the scheme and avail of the subsidy. Here in this section, we will be discussing the complete eligibility criteria of the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana for you to understand.
Only the eligible farmers (who meet the following criteria) can apply for the scheme –
#1. The applicant must be a permanent citizen of India. NRIs aren’t allowed.
#2. The applicant must be a farmer and should fall under the Small and marginal farmer category.
#3. He/She should be between the age of 18 – 60 years. (Relaxation in the age is subject to State Government’s decision)
#4. The family income of the applicant is an important criterion when deciding on the eligibility criteria. The candidate’s annual income should not be more than INR 1.5 Lakhs per annum.
#5. The applicant should have agricultural land under his/her name.
#6. The candidate must not be a registered beneficiary of a similar kind of subsidy scheme.
#7. Lastly, the applicant should ensure that they haven’t bought a tractor in the last 7 years.
Once a farmer meets all of the conditions mentioned above, the authority would check all the documents and certificates and verify their truthfulness. Once everything is verified, the farmer will be eligible to receive a subsidy under the scheme.
Rules & Guidelines of The Scheme
Apart from the major eligibility criteria mentioned above, here are some major rules and guidelines of the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana that you should not miss:-
#1. The benefits of the scheme can be availed only once per family.
#2. Only one person from a family is eligible for the scheme.
#3. Self-help groups of farmers can also apply for the scheme. But the condition is – the number of SC & ST farmers should be more than 75% in such groups. Only then are these groups be eligible for application under the scheme.
#4. Under the additional scheme related to Mini Tractors, the limit of the plan to get its accessories will be 3 lakh 50 thousand rupees. The balance amount of the above will be paid to the farmers or members of self-help groups.
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PM Kisan Tractor Yojana Online Apply
Once you have checked the eligibility of the PMKTY scheme, make sure whether you are eligible for the scheme or not. If you are, then good news, you can apply for the scheme online, the process of which is explained below.
However, unlike other Central Government schemes, the online application for the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana is not available. You have to fill out the form physically at your nearest centre.
Keep in mind that only eligible farmers can apply or else your application will be rejected. Here are the steps you need to take –
#1. Go to the nearest CSC or Common Service Centre. You can also approach the State Agriculture Department office for the same.
#2. Ask the representative there about the scheme and he will explain everything to you.
#3. Ask for the application form.
#4. When you receive the form, fill out every detail properly and verify everything once you are done before submitting it. Here is the essential information they’ll ask you –
- Applicant name
- Date of Birth
- Father/husband’s name
- State name
- Details about the agricultural land
- Bank details
- Email and valid mobile number
- Any other information as required
#5. Once everything looks good, give it to the CSC in charge. Keep all important documents handy in case they ask for any (the documents list is given below).
PM Kisan Tractor Yojana – Important Documents
Here are the major documents you need to take with you when you are going to the CSC center to fill out the form. Keep in mind that keep a photocopy of these documents too in case the CSC centre workers ask to submit them along with the application.
#1. Aadhar Card
#2. Address Proof
#3. Ration Card
#4. Age Certificate
#5. PAN Card
#6. Bank details – Account number, passbook, etc
#7. Land Possession documents
#8. Passport size photograph
#9. Caste certificate, if applicable
State-Wise Links of PMKTY
The PM Kisan Tractor Yojana has been implemented in various states of the country with the help of the respective State Governments.
The scheme isn’t active in all of the states at the time, but it will soon be. Here in this section, we are providing a detailed list of all the state official portals available in the country. Some of them are available online while others are not.
Eligible Farmers who want to apply for the scheme can go through the list and find their respective portal to apply on –
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about the PMKT Yojana that you should know –
Online Applications for the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana are not available yet. To apply for the scheme, you need to go to the nearest Common Service Centre (CSC). Ask for the form of the scheme and enter all the details that are required. Keep all documents handy and verify all the information you enter. Once done, submit it.
Under the PMKTY, the Government is offering a 20-50% subsidy of the tractor value to eligible farmers across the country.
The subsidy amount of the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries.
To summarize, the PM Kisan Tractor Yojana is one of the leading subsidy schemes for small and marginal farmers. The scheme helps needy farmers to buy a tractor and use it in their agricultural activities so that they can have an efficient harvest.
We have shared all the important details regarding the scheme with you above. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments. Don’t forget to share the blog if you know someone who can use the benefits of this scheme.