The state government of Chhattisgarh has launched its ambitious ‘Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana’ (RGKNY) on May 21, 2020 (29th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi) to encourage crop production in the state and to give the farmers the right price for their produce.
It was initiated by the interim president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister (CM) Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing.
i.Under this scheme, an amount of Rs 5700 crore will be transferred directly to their accounts in four instalments to 19 lakh farmers of the state.
- Farmers will be giving a maximum amount of Rs. 10, 000 per acre on the basis of the quantity acquired through cooperative society to farmers who cultivate paddy and maize from Kharif 2019. A total 18,34,834 farmers will be provided Rs 1500 crore as first instalment for paddy crop.
- Similarly, Sugarcane farmers would get Rs.13,000, where FRP (fair and remunerative price) amount of Rs 261 per quintal and incentive and assistance amounting to Rs 93.75 per quintal i.e. maximum Rs 355 per quintal, based on the amount of sugarcane purchased by the cooperative factory in the crushing year 2019-20 for the sugarcane crop.
Under this, 34,637 farmers of the state will get 73 crore 55 lakh rupees in four instalments, out of which the first instalment Rs 18,43 crore has been transferred on 21 May 2020.
iii.The state is also going to provide incentive amount (outstanding bonus) at the rate of Rs 50 per quintal on the basis of the quantity of sugarcane purchased through cooperative sugar factories in the year 2018-19. Under this, Rs. 10.27 crore will be given to 24,414 farmers of the state.
iv.The state government has decided to include the landless agricultural laborers of the state in the second phase of the Nyay scheme.
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel
State Animal– Wild Asian Buffalo
State Bird– Hill Myna