Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna

Government of Chhattisgarh has introduced Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna on May 21, 2020. As per this scheme, the farmers would be paid Rs 10,000 per acre for paddy, corn and sugarcane crops, based on the registered and procured area for the kharif season. The scheme will benefit over 19 lakh farmers. The state government also plans to provide a fixed amount per acre based on the registered and notified areas for pulses and oilseed crops.

Beneficiaries

Over 18.35 lakh farmers of the state will receive the payment of first instalment of up to Rs 1,500 crore towards payment of paddy crop. The beneficiaries will include marginal farmers (9,53,706), small farmers (5,60,284), big farmers (3,20,844) i.e. total: 18,34,834 from Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Surguja, Bastar divisions. As much as Rs 5,700 crore will be transferred directly to their accounts in four instalments.

Farmers planting paddy and maize crops in Kharif 2019 via the medium of cooperative societies, on the basis of input ratio, the maximum amount payable under the scheme is Rs 10,000 per acre. Depending on the amount required, it will be given in their accounts. Farmers whose crops were procured in 2019 kharif season will also be benefited. Data related to procurement is being obtained from the department concerned. On the basis of this, payment will be made to farmers producing maize in the next instalment.

Sugarcane crops, paddy, maize, soyabean, groundnut, sesame, pigeonpea, moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kotki and rabi from kharif 2020 will be included in the 'Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna'. Also, farmers, taking the grant for paddy crop last year, can replace paddy with other crops included in the scheme this year. In such a situation, they will be given an additional assistance per acre.

Financial Assistance Calculation

In Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, financial assistance is calculated on the basis of Rs 10,000 per acre to each beneficiary account based on registered area and area under cultivation during Kharif crop season 2019 as an agriculture assistance grant through Direct Benefit Transfer for procuring crops like paddy, maize and sugarcane (Rabi).