Empowering Farmers: Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana Unveiled

In a significant move to bolster the agricultural sector and provide much-needed financial support to farmers, the Maharashtra state government has introduced the Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana. This innovative scheme complements the existing PM Kisan Samman Nidhi by offering an additional financial cushion to the hardworking farmers of Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra government has launched the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana (NSMN) to provide crucial assistance to the farmers in the state. Under this scheme, farmers are set to receive financial support totaling Rs 12,000 annually, with Rs 6,000 contributed by the Central government through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, and an additional Rs 6,000 provided by the state government. Let’s delve into the details of this initiative, including eligibility criteria and the application process.

Understanding the Namo Shetkari Yojana

The Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana is a state-level initiative aimed at enhancing the income of farmers. It supplements the benefits provided under the central government’s PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme by adding an extra layer of support from the state government. Under this scheme, eligible farmers in Maharashtra will receive an additional 6,000 rupees annually, in addition to the 6,000 rupees they receive through the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. This combined financial assistance totals an impressive 12,000 rupees per year per farmer.

The launch of the Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana signifies a significant step forward in recognizing the critical role played by farmers in our society. By providing this financial boost, the Maharashtra government aims to reduce the economic burden on farmers and empower them to make investments in their agricultural activities.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has assured that the program will kick off within the next month, signaling a swift and efficient rollout. The necessary funds have been allocated and the administrative wheels are in motion to ensure that farmers begin receiving the additional support they deserve.

How will the scheme be implemented?

The Department of Agriculture in Maharashtra has been diligently working on the implementation of this scheme. Recent developments include the approval to open savings accounts in the Bank of Maharashtra, held in the name of the Commissioner of Agriculture. This strategic move is intended to streamline the disbursement of grants to beneficiaries enrolled in the Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana.

Furthermore, a dedicated manual will be created on the MahaDBT portal, the state government’s digital platform for disbursing benefits, to facilitate the smooth operation of the scheme.

Reports suggest that the first installment of the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana will be released shortly. According to Anoop Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of Agriculture, the scheme will be rolled out at the earliest. However, it’s important to note that the scheme will reportedly be restricted to 8.6 million farmers, instead of the 11.7 million initially announced by the state government. This adjustment is attributed to discrepancies in the e-KYC process, with many farmers yet to complete their Aadhaar or land seeding, which are mandatory requirements for receiving the benefits.

The Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to supporting and uplifting the farming community in Maharashtra. By providing this financial assistance, the government aims to alleviate the economic burdens faced by farmers and empower them to invest in their agricultural endeavors, ultimately contributing to the growth and prosperity of the state’s agriculture sector. As the first installment approaches, farmers can look forward to a brighter future and enhanced financial stability. 

Namo Shetkari Yojana Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana, farmers must meet the following criteria:

  • Residency: The farmer should be a resident of Maharashtra.
  • Agricultural Land Ownership: The individual should possess cultivable agricultural land in their name.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Registration: To be eligible for the benefit, the individual must be registered under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.
  • Bank Account: The farmer should have a valid bank account, as the government will directly transfer the money in installments.

Namo Shetkari Yojana Application Process

Farmers who are beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana will automatically be considered for the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana. The e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process has been made compulsory to ensure that the benefits are directed to the rightful recipients. Here are the steps to NSMN apply online for this scheme:

  • Visit the Official Website: Start by visiting the official website of the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana.
  • Registration: On the homepage of the website, look for the “Registration” button and click on it.
  • Fill in Necessary Information: Fill in all the required information in the application form. This typically includes details like your Name, Mobile Number, Aadhaar Card number, and other essential details as specified in the application.
  • Upload Documents: You’ll need to upload all the necessary documents as requested on the website. These documents might include Aadhaar Card, bank account information, and any other documents required by the scheme.
  • Submit Application: After completing the form and uploading the necessary documents, click the “Submit” button to submit your application.
  • Review and Verification: Your application will be under review at this stage. The authorities will verify the information and documents provided in your application.
  • Benefit Disbursement: Once your Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi application is successfully verified, you will start receiving benefits under the scheme.
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How to check Namo Shetkari Yojana beneficiary status?

To check your NSMN beneficiary status:

  • Visit the Official Website: Go to the official website of the scheme.
  • Check Status: Look for an option to check your status. You may need to enter details like your registered Mobile Number, Aadhaar Card number, or Bank Account information to access your beneficiary status.

Please note that the specific process and requirements for the Namo Shetkari Maha Samman Nidhi Yojana may change over time, so it’s essential to refer to the official website or contact the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information and guidance.


The Namo Shetkari Yojana is not just a financial scheme; it is a testament to the state government’s commitment to the welfare of its farming community. With this extra financial assistance, farmers in Maharashtra can look forward to brighter prospects, increased agricultural productivity, and improved livelihoods. As we await the commencement of the program, we celebrate this positive step towards a more prosperous future for our farmers and our agricultural sector as a whole.