The government is likely to release the 13th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana (Scheme) between January to March.

However, there has been no official announcement by the government regarding this. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, all landholding farmers' families are provided the financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per annum, payable in three equal installments of Rs 2,000.

PM Kisan is a central sector scheme that provides income support to all landholding farmers' families in the country to supplement

their financial needs for procuring various inputs related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs.

Under the scheme, the entire financial liability towards transfer of benefit to targeted beneficiaries is borne by the government.

All landholding farmers' families, which have cultivable landholding in their names are eligible to get benefit under the scheme.

However, farmers who are yet to complete their eKYC will not receive the 13th instalment amount.

The first instalment is transferred between 1st December to 31st March, second between 1st April to 31st July, while the third is given between 1st August to 30th November.