West Bengal government started Krishak Bandhu Scheme 2023 to support farmers during pre-production stage. The Krishak Bondhu scheme will also provide income protection to farm families in case of farmer's death. You can download Krishak Bandhu (Natun) registration form PDF and check application status, beneficiary list through online mode. The direct link to download Krishak Bondhu app is also mentioned in this article.

Krishak Bandhu Scheme in West Bengal Budget 2023-24

While presenting the West Bengal Budget 2023-24, Finance Minister said "Under the Krishak Bandhu (Natun) scheme, assistance has been disbursed to 88.79 lakh farmers in Kharif Season in 2022-23 amounting to Rs. 2477.51 crore. For Rabi season, disbursement has been made to 91.57 lakh farmers amounting to Rs. 2554.90 crore. More than 30 lakh new farmer beneficiaries have been added under Krishak Bandhu (Natun) through five rounds of Duare Sarkar. Since inception of the scheme in 2019, more than Rs. 12,500 crore has been disbursed". 

FM also mentioned "Under Krishak Bandhu (Death Benefit) scheme, one time financial assistance is given @ Rs. 2 lakh to the family members of the deceased farmers in the age between 18 to 60 years. Since inception, Rs. 1352.24 crore has been disbursed to 67,612 numbers of bereaved families. Also Rs. 481.44 crore has been disbursed to the family members of 24,072 deceased farmers during 2022-23".

Krishak Bandhu Scheme for Rabi Crop Season 2022-23

The state govt. of West Bengal has started process of disbursing financial assistance under Krishak Bandhu (New) scheme earlier on 21 December 2022. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee formally unrolled the Krishak Bandhu (Natun) scheme for rabi crop season. The financial aid is given directly into the bank accounts of the state's farmers for the rabi crop season. 

For the current rabi season, around 91.57 Lakh beneficiary farmers including sharecroppers will receive a total of Rs. 2554.90 crores as financial assistance for the season. Earlier, the state government disbursed Rs. 2477.51 crores to 88.79 lakh farmers during the Kharif season. The total amount disbursed by the state government in the ongoing year is Rs. 5032.41 crores.

The Krishak Bandhu scheme was started in 2018-19, envisaging financial assistance of Rs 5000 for cultivable lands of one acre and more while a minimum of Rs. 2000 per annum to enrolled farmers including sharecroppers. The total number of enrolled farmers was 39 lakhs. Under the Krishak Bandhu (New) scheme the financial assistance was increased to Rs 10000 for cultivable lands of one acre and more and a proportionate amount for land area below one acre with a minimum of Rs 4000 per annum in two equal instalments.

More than 30 Lakh new farmer beneficiaries have been added under Krishak Bandhu (New) through five rounds of Duare Sarkar. Since the scheme started in 2019, more than Rs. 12500 crores have been disbursed directly to enrolled farmers including sharecroppers. 

Under the Krishak Bandhu (Death Benefit) Yojana, even on the death of any farmer between 18 to 60 years of age, next of kin are extended one-time financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs. Since the inception of the scheme, over 67 thousand bereaved families have been provided with the assistance of Rs. 1352 crores.

About Krishak Bandhu (Natun) Scheme 2023

In January 2019, Department of Agriculture of West Bengal govt. introduced Krishak Bandhu Scheme. The main objective was to provide financial assistance to all farmers of the WB state for agricultural purposes. Krishak Bondhu scheme's prime focus was also on providing social security to the farm families in the event of untimely death of the farmers. 

Recently the Krishak Bandhu Prakalpa scheme has been recasted into a new shape. It has now been renamed as Krishak Bandhu (Natun) Scheme. Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal has started the new Krishak Bondhu (Natun) scheme on 17th June 2021.

Direct Benefits under Krishak Bondhu Scheme

Direct benefit under the Krishak Bondhu scheme includes financial assistance for cultivation purpose upto a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per annum and a minimum of 4,000 per annum receivable in two equal installments during Kharif and Rabi seasons every year. Farmers with 1 acre or more of cultivable land are entitled for assistance of Rs. 10,000/- per annum. Farmers with cultivable land holding of less than 1 acre will get assistance on pro-rata basis subject to a minimum assistance of Rs. 4,000/- .

Krishak Bandhu Scheme Death Benefit Component

Under Krishak Bandhu Death Benefit component of the scheme, the state government provides one time lump sum grant of Rs. 2 lakh to the family of the deceased. This component of Krishak Bandhu Prakalpa scheme aims to ensure social security to the bereaved family. You must note that this amount is only given in case of death of a farmer between the age of 18 to 60 years.

Other Benefits of Krishak Bandhu Prakalpa Scheme

Farmers registered in Krishak Bandhu Prakalpa scheme get preference in the State Government's paddy procurement scheme implemented by the Food & Supplies Department. West Bengal state government is even planning to extend benefits of other farmer centric government schemes to the Krishak Bandhu registered farmers.

krishakbandhu.net Portal Login / Online Registration

You can check here process for Krishak Bandhu Portal registration and login:-
  • Existing users can enter username or password and click "Login" button. New users will have to click at "Sign Up" now button.
  • You can enter name of department, role, district, email ID, password, mobile number etc and click at "Submit" button to open Krishak Bandhu (Natun) scheme online registration process.

Krishak Bandhu List - Beneficiary Status Check Online

  • On clicking link, page for Krishak Bandhu status check online will open.
  • Enter voter card number and click "Search" button to perform Krishak Bandhu scheme farmer search. 

Krishak Bandhu Application Form PDF

You can download Krishak Bandhu application form PDF through the link - https://cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s349ae49a23f67c759bf4fc791ba842aa2/uploads/2022/03/2022032174.pdf

The Krishak Bandhu application form PDF will get displayed:-
Download Krishak bondhu registration form PDF and take a printout using "CTRL+P" button. Farmers can fill it manually and submit it to office of the Assistant Director of Agriculture of his/her block to complete apply process for Krishak Bandhu Natun Scheme.

Krishak Bandhu App Download from Google Play Store

If anyone wants to download Krishak Bandhu app from google play store, then click the link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.ingreens.app.krishakbondhu&hl=en_IN&gl=US&pli=1

Page to download Krishak Bandhu App for android users will open.
Click on Install button and Krishak Bandhu Natun App will automatically start downloading.

Krishak Bandhu Natun Helpline Number

Direct Helpline No. - 8597974989, 6291720406 (Time: 10am - 6pm)
For any query - krishak.bandhu@ingreens.in
More details of Krishak Bandhu Scheme - https://krishakbandhu.net/about_kb

Other Initiatives for Farmers

Finance Minister said in West Bengal Budget Speech 2023-24 that "Under Farmers Old Age Pension Scheme, 79,301 farmers are being benefited with pension amounting Rs. 1,000 per month for each pension under Jay Bangla Scheme".