Krishak Bandhu Scheme (NEW) for farmers of West Bengal 2021

Krishak Bandhu Scheme (NEW) for farmers of West Bengal 2021

The Krishak Bandhu scheme, also known as Krishok Bondhu prakalpa, is a financial assistance scheme provided to the farmers by the West Bengal government.

This is done to support the farmers financially during the pre-production stage. Farmers can easily buy grains and fertilizers using the amount received under this scheme for their farming.

The scheme also covers death benefits by providing income protection to the family of the farmer in case of his/her untimely demise.

The Krishak Bandhu scheme was started in 2019 by the West Bengal government. It was recently upgraded to Krishak Bandhu (NEW) and the amount received by the farmers were doubled from 2021.

In this article, you will get to know the following points about the Krishak Bandhu (NEW) scheme,

Let’s see each of these points in detail…

About the Krishak Bandhu scheme

Name of the schemeKrishak Bandhu Prakalpa
Launched byWest Bengal Government
Launched in2019
BeneficiariesFarmers of West Bengal
ObjectiveFinancial assistance to farmers

Eligibility for Krishak Bandhu scheme

The eligibility to apply for the Krishak Bandhu scheme are,

  1. Applicant must be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
  2. Applicant must have a farmland in West Bengal or can be a Bhagchasi (share cropper).

Benefits of Krishak Bandhu scheme

Under the Krishak Bandhu scheme the benefits that the farmers of West Bengal will receive include,

  1. Financial assistance twice a year to the farmers of West Bengal.
  2. Death Benefits upto 2 lakhs.
  3. Crop insurance cover by the government of West Bengal.
  4. “Krishak Bandhu” digital Smart Card provided to farmers.

Krishak Bandhu scheme amount

The farmers of West Bengal get yearly financial assistance from the West Bengal government.

The amount that a farmer received based on the land area are,

Land AreaAmount
Less than 1 acre of farmlandRs. 4000 per year
1 acre or more of farmlandRs. 10000 per year

This amount will be provided in two installments of Rs. 5000 each with a minimum of Rs. 2,000 on a Pro-rata basis. The first installment is paid in June and the second installment is in November.

Apart from this, if a farmer registered under the Krishak Bandhu scheme dies before the age of 60, the family of the farmer can claim a death benefit of up to Rs. 2 lakhs.


Who are eligible for the Krishak Bandhu scheme?

Any farmer of West Bengal with farmland who has a ROR in his name or a recorded Bhagchasi (sharecropper).

What is the financial assistance amount received under the Krishak Bandhu scheme?

The farmers of West Bengal receive up to Rs.10000 per year with a minimum of Rs. 4000 depending on the area of farmland owned.

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