Chhatisgarh/Raipur: The Government of Chhattisgarh, is going to start Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, in a move to take far-reaching decision, which encourages crop production in the state and provides the farmers the right price for their produce. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will formally launch the scheme in the state through video conferencing on 21st May, the death anniversary of former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Under this scheme, Rs. 5700 crores will be transferred directly to the accounts of 19 lakh farmers of the state, in four installments.The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana is a big scheme of its kind in the country, which has been launched to encourage farmers for agriculture. In the inaugural program of the scheme, the ministers of the state, including the Chief Minister, public representatives and farmers will be involved through video-conferencing.
In order to encourage farmers to cultivate crops, through this scheme, the State Government, will provide paddy and maize cultivating farmers an assistance, at the rate of maximum Rs.10 thousand per acre, in a proportionate manner from Kharif 2019 season, depending on the quantity acquired through cooperative society. Under this scheme 18 lakh 34 thousand 834 farmers will be provided Rs 1500 crore as first installment for paddy crop.
Similarly, for sugarcane crop, payment of FRP amount of Rs 261 per quintal and incentive and input support, amounting to Rs 93.75 per quintal i.e. maximum Rs 355 per quintal, will be made, depending on the quantity of sugarcane purchased by the cooperative mill in the crushing year 2019-20. Under this, 34 thousand 637 farmers of the state will get Rs 73 crore 55 lakh in four installments. The first installment of this amount, Rs. 18 crore 43 lakh will be transferred on 21 May.
The Government of Chhattisgarh is also going to provide incentive money (outstanding bonus) at the rate of Rs 50 per quintal based on the quantity of sugarcane purchased through cooperative sugar factories in the year 2018-19. Under this, Rs 10 crore 27 lakh will be given to 24 thousand 414 farmers of the state.
The state government has also decided to provide benefits to farmers of maize crop acquired through cooperative society / lamps in Kharif 2019, under this scheme. Data of maize crop are being taken. Based on which they will be paid in the upcoming installment.
In order to make the state’s economy dynamic and strong, Chhattisgarh government has transferred an amount of Rs 900 crore to farmers in their accounts in times of crisis like lockdown, under crop insurance and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has waived Rs 8800 crore loan of about 18 lakh farmers before it, as well as relief has been provided to farmers by taking steps like four times compensation on agricultural land acquisition, irrigation tax waiver.
Under the scheme, the state government has included paddy, maize, soyabean, groundnut, sesame, arhar , moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kotki from kharif 2020 and sugarcane in rabi. The government has also said that if the farmer receiving grant takes paddy crop in the previous year and replaces the paddy with other crops included in the scheme, this year, then in such a situation they will be given additional assistance per acre.