Krishak Bandhu Prakalpa


Brief Description: 

The Krishak Bandhu Scheme caters to the farming community by means of assured continuous income and insurance coverage. The Krishak Bandhu Assured Income Scheme seeks to provide the farmers with a financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per year (5,000 per acre in two instalments). Moreover, a one-time grant of Rs. 2 lakhs would be provided to the dependents of the farmers under the Krishak Bandhu Death Benefit Scheme (for which the farmers need not pay any premiums).


How to apply: 

The application process may be initiated by visiting the Agricultural Department of the West-Bengal. In the home page of the website, the “Krishak Bandhu” tab must be opted. The user may now click on the “Sign In” option. By clicking on the link suggested in the following page, the screen login window will be displayed on the screen. Now, the signup option must be clicked on, after which the user will be directed to the online registration form. The form may be submitted after specifying the required details. The application form must be supported with the attachment of the essential documents. The registration would be complete after the applicant submits the form. The username and password will be sent to the candidates, through which they can log in to the scheme and access its features.


Eligibility criteria: 

In the event of the death of any farmer or a recorded Bhagchasi (Share Cropper) in the age group of 18 to 60 years, the legal heir of the deceased will be eligible to get a one-time grant of Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakhs only)

Required documents:

 Copy of identity proof, copy of residential proof, copy of age proof, Registration certificate of the agricultural laborers, Proof of bank account.