Congress launches Rajiv Gandhi Nyaya Scheme in Chhattisgarh; farmers get money | Latest India News


Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi on Thursday launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay program on the anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death in Chhattisgarh via video conference and said it was a true tribute to the former Prime Minister.

Addressing the launch event, she said the program will directly bring change in the lives of farmers and help them become self-sufficient.

“Such programs should be implemented at the ground level to help bring about change in people’s lives. It is a revolutionary scheme and a real tribute to Rajiv Gandhi. This is a big step in line with the values ​​of Rajiv Gandhi,” she said at the launch.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel with his transferred ministers 1,500 crore to farmers bank accounts in Chhattisgarh as first installment of 5,750 crores provisioned under this program. The program was also attended by top leader Motilal Vora, PL Punia, Randeep Singh Surjewala, MPs, MPs and beneficiary farmers via video conference.

Rahul Gandhi, who was also present at the ceremony, said that in view of the coronavirus crisis, he asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide financial aid to the poor instead of loans as they currently need more. money than credit.

“The Chhattisgarh government has found a commendable solution to the situation. Chhattisgarh is the first state in the country to transfer financial assistance directly to farmers’ accounts. The state government has set an example for the whole country on how to help people in times of crisis,” Rahul said.

Under the scheme, based on the registered area and the area cultivated during the 2019 Kharif agricultural season, 10,000 per acre will be deposited in farmers’ bank accounts as an agricultural assistance grant through the direct transfer of benefits for the purchase of crops such as paddy, maize and sugarcane (Rabi ), the state government said.

At least 19 lakh farmers will benefit from the scheme, for which the state government had allocated 5,756 crores in the 2020-21 budget. The government added that the money will be paid to farmers in four instalments.


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