Status: After coming to power in 2019, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi in its very first meeting extended the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to all farmers while keeping the exclusion criteria intact. As a result, the number of tentative beneficiaries increased from 12.5 crore to around 14.5 crore. However, only about 8 crore farmers are currently receiving the benefits. i ii