Chhattisgarh government has launched “Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana” on the occasion of death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The farmer centered scheme aims to stimulate the rural economy in the state, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The provision of the scheme was made in the Budget 2020-21. The scheme is expected to benefit over 1.87 million farmers.
Features of “Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana”:
Under the “Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana”, Chhattisgarh government will inject Rs 5100 crore into the state’s rural economy. This will be done by directly transferring the grant amount into the farmers’ accounts via Direct Benefit Transfer. Amount of Rs 10,000 per acre would be paid to the farmers for paddy, corn and sugarcane crops, based on the registered and procured area for the kharif season. The state government also seeks to offer a fixed amount per acre on the basis of registered and notified areas for pulses and oilseed crops.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh : Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.