Chhattisgarh government has launched CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana 2020 for farmers. In this scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 30,000 per annum to farmers directly into their bank accounts through direct benefit transfer mode. Around Rs. 5700 crore will be credited into bank accounts of 19 lakh farmers (30,000 per annum) in 4 installments. The 1st installment in CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana Phase One is of Rs. 7500 which is credited on 21 May 2020.
Earlier, CM Bhupesh Baghel had made this announcement while presenting Rs. 95,650 cr budget on 3rd March 2020. Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana will enable farmers to raise their earn and sustain their livelihood. This scheme is launched with the spirit of Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh (building a new Chhattisgarh). All the farmers producing Paddy, Maize and Sugarcane would be included in the CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana 1st list of beneficiaries for which Rs. 1500 crore would be released for 1st phase.
The state govt. of Chhattisgarh is also focused on nutrition, betterment and extension of health services to farmers as a part of its vision of “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramayah (Let everyone be happy and healthy).
In order to ensure appropriate benefit to Annadata (provider of food i.e farmers), the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana phase 1 has been launched. Here is how farmers would be given Rs. 30,000 p.a under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana 2020.
Just like other schemes for welfare of farmers, it was believed that the state govt. of Chhattisgarh will invite Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana application forms. The CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana Apply Online Form were to be invited at the official website of the Chhattisgarh state government or a new dedicated portal for farmers. But due to COVID-19, now there is a change in the procedure. The state govt. has already prepared a list of 19 lakh eligible farmers as CG government has their data. The govt. has allocated Rs. 5700 crore for this purpose to be credited into the eligible farmers account in 4 installments.
The 1st installment of CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana of Rs. 7500 has been credited into farmers account on 21 May 2020 and next installments would be released soon. This scheme is also extended to FY 2019-2020, so all the farmers would be eligible for this scheme for the previous year also.
पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री भारत रत्न स्वर्गीय श्री राजीव गांधी के शहादत दिवस पर श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी और श्री राहुल गांधी की विशेष उपस्थिति पर मुख्यमंत्री श्री भूपेश बघेल ने अपने मंत्रिमंडल के सहयोगियों के साथ छत्तीसगढ़ के किसानों के लिए राजीव गांधी किसान न्याय योजना का शुभारंभ किया। pic.twitter.com/237KpKWoh3
— CMO Chhattisgarh (@ChhattisgarhCMO) May 21, 2020
In this scheme, the state govt. will transfer Rs. 30,000 every year (in 4 installments of Rs. 7500 each) directly into the bank accounts of farmers through DBT mode.
CM Bhupesh Baghel has announced to provide Rs. 1500 crore as 1st installment for 18,34,834 paddy crops producing farmers. This scheme will provide benefits to 9,53,706 marginal farmers, 5,60,284 small farmers and 3,20,844 big farmers.
"जो कहा- सो किया"
कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा माननीय सोनिया गांधी जी एवं माननीय राहुल गांधी जी आज करेंगे "राजीव गांधी किसान न्याय योजना" का शुभारंभ pic.twitter.com/Gs1a4vbueX
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) May 21, 2020
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana 2020:-
1) What is Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana?
To provide cash directly into the bank accounts of farmers during Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, govt. has started Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. Nyay here stands for “Nyuntam Aay” meaning minimum wages for farmers.
2) What amount each Farmer will Get in CG Kisan Nyay Scheme?
Each farmer will get Rs. 30,000 per year under the CG Kisan Nyay Scheme in 4 equal installments.
3) How many farmers would be benefited?
A total number of 19 lakh farmers would be benefited from this Farmers Nyay Yojana with an outlay of Rs. 5700 crore.
4) When this CG Kisan Nyay Scheme 1st Phase will Start?
The honourable Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh will start this CG Kisan Nyay Scheme from 21 May 2020.
5) What is the Amount to be given to Farmers in Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana Phase 1?
In the 1st phase of CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana starting from 21st May, the state govt. has provided 1st installment of Rs. 7500 to each farmer with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore.
6) Do Farmers Need to Apply Online / Offline?
No there is no need to apply online or offline for CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana 2020. The Chhattisgarh government has already prepared the complete list of 19 lakh farmers.
7) Are All Farmers Eligible or there is Specific Crop Requirement?
All the farmers who are producing paddy, maize and sugarcane would be eligible for this CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Scheme. It includes small, marginal and big farmers.
8) What if My Name is not present in CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana List?
Till date, there is no specific criteria defined for any farmer for name inclusion in CG Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana list of beneficiaries. There are no application / registration forms available as the govt. is already possessing a database of eligible farmers.