The Krishak Bandhu Scheme, launched by the Department of Agriculture in West Bengal in 2019, aims to provide support and security to the farming community. This flagship initiative of the West Bengal government offers financial assistance and insurance coverage to farmers, ensuring a steady income and protection in times of need. To apply, visit the official website or nearby government offices, submit required documents, and fill out the application form. The beneficiary list is accessible online, and application status can be checked through the same portal. Benefits include financial aid for crop loss, health support, and death benefits.

krishak Bandhu Status

krishak Bandhu Scheme

The scheme comprises two components: the “Krishak Bandhu” (Assured Income) scheme and the “Krishak Bandhu” (Death Benefit) scheme.It offers financial aid of ₹10,000 per acre per year to farmers with one acre or more of cultivable land, and ₹4,000 per acre per year to those with less than one acre. in case of a farmer’s demise, their legal heirs are entitled to a one-time grant of ₹2,00,000.

Objectives

  • To Provide income support to farmer’s families if the farmer passes away unexpectedly.
  • To Secure ongoing income and insurance for farmers.
  • To Improve the financial security and welfare of farmers in West Bengal.

Full Details Of This Scheme

Name of SchemeKrishak Bandhu Scheme
AnnouncementGovernment of West Bengal
State NameWest Bengal
Implementation2019
ObjectivesTo provide continuous income and insurance coverage to farmers in West Bengal
IncentiveAssured income of ₹10,000 per acre per year for farmers with 1 acre or more cultivable land. Assured income of ₹4,000 per acre per year for farmers with less than 1 acre of cultivable land.
BeneficiariesAll farmers with cultivable land and recorded Bhagchasi (Share-cropper) in West Bengal
Application StartsAlways Open
ProcessOnline/Offline Registration
Official Websitekrishakbandhu.net

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a resident of West Bengal.
  • Farmers with cultivable land with RoR, Patta, or Forest Patta are eligible.
  • Legal heirs of deceased farmers within the age group of 18-60 years are eligible for death benefits.

Benefits

  • Assured income of ₹10,000 per acre per year for eligible farmers.
  • Financial assistance of ₹4,000 per acre per year for small landholders.
  • One-time grant of ₹2,00,000 to legal heirs of deceased farmers.
  • Financial help is given in two parts during the Kharif and Rabi seasons.

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Required Documents

Documents for “Krishak Bandhu” (Assured Income) Scheme:

  1. Latest RoR of Cultivable Land/Patta Record/Forest Patta.
  2. Voter ID card.
  3. Aadhaar Card (optional).
  4. Bank passbook/cancelled cheque.
  5. Passport-size photograph.
  6. Mobile phone number.

Documents for “Krishak Bandhu” (Death Benefit) Scheme:

  1. Identity proof of deceased farmer.
  2. Death certificate of the farmer.
  3. Eligible applicant’s certificate from the Block Development Officer (BDO).
  4. RoR of the deceased farmer.
  5. Self-declaration form.

How to Apply

Offline:

  • Collect the application form from the Duare Sarkar camp.
  • Submit the duly filled-up application to the Assistant Director of Agriculture (ADA) of the Block.
  • After necessary checks, the application will be forwarded to the Assistant Director of Agriculture (Admn.) of the Subdivision.
  • The application will be sanctioned and sent for payment of the grant.
  • The grant will be disbursed to the respective claimants’ bank accounts through DBT by the WBSCBL.

Online Registration Process :

  • Fill in the required details on the registration page (Name, Email, Mobile Number, Address, Password, etc.).
  • Click on “Register” and your login credentials will be sent to your registered Email ID / Mobile Number.

Online Application Process:

  • Fill in all mandatory fields on the application page and upload required documents in the specified file size and type.
  • After successful submission, you will receive an Application Reference ID.

check the beneficiary List:

  • Visit the official website of Krishak Bandhu.
  • Click on the tab “Krishak Bandhu” on the webpage.
  • Select “Search Beneficiary” after logging in.
  • Choose your block and district on the new webpage.
  • Download the PDF list of beneficiaries that appears.
  • Look for your name on the list.

To download the Death Benefit Application Claim Form:

  • Visit the official website of WB Krishak Bandhu.
  • Search for the death benefit claim form or use the provided links for English and Bengali versions.
  • Download and print the application form.
  • Fill in the required details farmer’s name, address, claimant’s name, farmer’s death date, etc.
  • Attach the necessary documents listed.
  • Submit the completed application to the Assistant Director of Agriculture in your district’s concerned block.

Contact Details

  • 8336957370/ 6291720406
  • Email: krishak.bandhu@ingreens.in

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Who is eligible to get benefit of the scheme?
Ans: Any farmer having ROR in his name or recorded [in the RoR] Bhagchasi (share-cropper).

Which documents are required for application?
Ans.: Voter ID, RoR, Bank pass book 1st page/ Cancelled Cheque (Originals for verifications] & one
photocopy) and recent passport size photograph.

Will Farmers get any acknowledgement after submission of the Application?
Ans. Yes, they will get the Acknowledgement Slip.

How much is the Extent of Assistance?
Ans. Maximum of Rs. 5000/- and a minimum of Rs. 2000/- per year (paid in two installments of 50% of
the approved assistance).

What will be the Mode of Payment?
Ans. Through DBT in the Bank A/c of the Beneficiary.

Will the Farmers get assistance in Filling up of the Application Form?
Ans. Yes, Bengali (vernacular) Forms will be available at the camp which can be filled up with the help
of the Govt. designated persons.

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