Farmers in India usually suffer great hardships, as their efforts are least rewarded. This could be attributed to heavy corruption across multiple levels and also the illiteracy of the farmers to fight for their rights effectively. This leads them to be exploited time and again leading to farmers plunging into the depths of debt, unable to ever recover from it fully.
What is this scheme all about?
The Chhattisgarh Kisan Nyay Yojana was a scheme mentioned in the Annual Budget of 2020-21.
Under this scheme, the minimum income has now been allotted to farmers so as to benefit the farmers on their paddy crop. Basically, farmers will now be provided with a fixed amount over their paddy crop.
This essentially is to save them the devastating impact of losses they incur on their paddy crops as conditions are usually not all that favourable to offer farmers a decent return on their investment.
Benefits offered to farmers
Under the Chhattisgarh Kisan Nyay Yojana, roughly about 18,34,000 farmers will be offered money as the first installment of their paddy crops. Not only for paddy, but this scheme will offer financial incentives for sugarcane crops and an FRP amount will be paid at a rate of ₹261 per quintal and incentive and support amount of ₹93.75 per quintal which would be a maximum of ₹355 per quintal depending solely on the amount of sugarcane purchased by the cooperative factory in the year 2019-20.
Additional benefits of the Chhattisgarh Kisan Nyay Yojana
The Government of Chhattisgarh has decided to also include landless agricultural labourers and not make this scheme available to farmers only. This would be offered in the second phase of the ‘Nyay’ scheme.
Impact of the scheme
While presenting the benefits of the scheme, the State government said that due to the implementation of the scheme, the poverty level of the state has come down and that the GDP in the state is projected to increase by 7 percent.
Application for the Kisan Nyay Scheme
At the moment, there seems to be no concrete application website for you to log in to if you are a farmer looking to avail the benefits of the scheme. However, it can be assured that the work is underway and there will soon be a website for farmers to login to, to avail the benefits offered by the scheme.
Farmers have it rough, even without a pandemic. Usually, farmers find it difficult to find full value for the crops they grow, which pushes them into debt and other financial difficulties.
In order to stay afloat, farmers require assistance. This assistance has now emerged and soon will be made available to farmers all over the nation. Gone would be those days when news channels all over the nation report of farmers committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate.
This scheme would surely ensure the welfare of farmers, adding definitive amounts of dignity to their life and livelihood.