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Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana
- 20 May 2020
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Chhattisgarh is set to launch the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to encourage farmers to produce more crops and help them get the right price.
- The scheme will formally be launched in the state on May 21, the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
- Under the scheme, based on registered area and area under cultivation during Kharif crop season 2019, Rs. 10,000 per acre will be deposited in the bank accounts of farmers as agriculture assistance grant for sowing crops such as paddy, maize and sugarcane.
- According to the government, at least 19 lakh farmers will benefit from the scheme, for which the state government had allocated Rs 5,756 crore in the budget 2020-21.
- The money will be given to the farmers in four instalments.