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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) - Beneficiaries Opinion, amid – Covid-19 pandemic

Amitha, C.D. and Karthikeyan. C.

Abstract

PM KISAN scheme is the agriculture investment support scheme launched by the government of India towards doubling farmers’ income which enables them to use high-yielding variety seeds and modern technologies that enhance the productivity of agriculture. In the present study the opinion of beneficiaries towards the scheme was studied with a sample of 60 farmers. Opinion towards the scheme was studied under parameters: awareness on PM Kisan, credit utilization pattern, coping capacity and level of satisfaction. The study revealed that only 26.6 per cent of beneficiaries were aware of PM Kisan portal. Only one fourth of the respondents agreed that financial support provided under the scheme was adequate. On the other hand cent per cent of respondents were of agreement that the financial support aided during the pandemic. It was found that there was significance difference among different group of land holders with regards to credit utilization pattern and coping capacity.

Keyword: Covid 19; Credit; Financial support; Income; Pandemic and PM Kisan.

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