Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana 

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  • May 25, 2020
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Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Welfare Schemes; GS-III – Agriculture

In News:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana is a new income support programme announced by the State government of Chhattisgarh.

Key takeaways:

  • Farmers would get up to ₹13,000 an acre a year under the scheme.
  • In the first instalment, ₹1,500 crore would be distributed among 18 lakh farmers aming whom more than 80% are small and marginal farmers. 
  • The annual cost of the scheme would be ₹5,700 crore.
  • Initially, the scheme would cover rice, maize and sugarcane farmers. 
  • It would later expand to other crops as well.
  • Rice and maize farmers would get ₹10,000 an acre, while sugarcane farmers would get ₹13,000. 
  • The money would be distributed in four instalments.
  • This will help them through the agricultural cycle and help with extension activities.
  • The additional income to farmers would increase rural demand and also act as a stimulus for the State’s economy. 

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