Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Scheme Launched in Chhattisgarh for Farmers Welfare
- The Chhattisgarh government has launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, a scheme to ensure “minimum income availability” to farmers of the state through direct bank transfer.
- The scheme was jointly launched by Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on 21 May 2020, to mark the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Key features of the scheme
- The aim of the scheme is to help farmers earn more and bring more area in the state under cultivation, which currently stands at 20 percent.
- Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Rs 10,000 per acre will be deposited in the bank accounts of farmers (based on registered area and area under cultivation, during Kharif crop season 2019), as agriculture assistance grant for sowing crops such as paddy, maize and sugarcane.
- The state government had allocated Rs 5,756 crore in the budget 2020-21, for the scheme.
- The amount will be given to the farmers in four instalments and at least 19 lakh farmers will benefit from the scheme.
Source: Business Standard