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The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana was launched in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing to mark the 29th death anniversary on 21st May 2020.
Chhattisgarh becomes the first State to transfer financial aid directly into the accounts of farmers.
Key Features of the Rajive Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana
- Under the scheme 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.
- The Distribution will be based on registered area and area under cultivation during Kharif crop season 2019.
- It is expected that 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.
-Source: The Hindu, The Wire