CM Baghel to pay Rs 1104.27 cr to farmers as the 4 thinstallment

Raipur, Mar 19: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will transfer Rs one thousand 104.27 cr to the bank accounts of 18.43 lakh farmers on March 21 as the fourth installment under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY).
So far, Rs 4500 cr have been paid to the farmers in three installments under the scheme. Similarly, Rs 23.62 cr has been paid in three installments to 4777 certified seed producing farmers and Rs 74.24 cr has been paid to 34,292 sugarcane producing farmers as additional incentives and exchange assistance. With the payment of fourth installment to paddy producing farmers, total amount of Rs 5702.13 cr is being paid to the authentic seed producing farmers and sugarcane growing farmers. So far, Rs 4597.86 cr have been paid to the farmers under the scheme.
It is noteworthy that implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY) commenced on May 21, the date of death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This scheme was launched to provide agricultural input assistance to the farmers with an aim to increase the production of major crops in the state. Under the scheme, sugarcane has been included as Rabi crop and along with paddy, 13 other crops such as maize, soybean, groundnut, sesame, pigeonpea, moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kutki, ragi have been included during the Kharif season. The scheme has been partially implemented in the state since Kharif 2019.

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