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Raipur, May 21: Today, on the occasion of the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel transferred an amount of Rs. 1500 crore as input subsidy to directly into the bank accounts of 22 lakh farmers in the state, for preparations of the upcoming Kharif season. The said amount has been released to the farmers as the first installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana 2021 (RGKNY). Under this scheme, a total of 5597 crore rupees will be given to the farmers of the state in four installments as input subsidy. In the programme, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Charan Das Mahant and all the members of the cabinet paid tribute to Ex-Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi by paying floral tributes.
The program started with the state song. On the occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel administered the oath of anti-terrorism day to the people present in the program. On this occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also transferred Rs 7.17 crore to 72,000 villagers, cattle rearers of the state as payment for the dung procured in Gauthans between March 15 and May 15, under Godhan Nyaya Yojana (GN). Chief Minister launched the super compost fertilizer manufactured in gauthans for sale to the farmers.
MP Sonia Gandhi congratulated Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers for taking this step. MP Sonia Gandhi said that late Rajiv Gandhi had always envisioned the empowerment of farmers, labourers, poor and backward people. Chhattisgarh Government has paid true tribute to Shri Rajiv Gandhi by providing support to the villagers and farmers on his martyrdom day.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the input subsidy provided to the farmers under RGKNY has significantly improve the agriculture and farming status in the state. Government has expanded the scope of the scheme from kharif season 2021, including various kharif crops along with paddy. Chief Minister gave detailed information about the provisions of RGKNY-2021 and said that the certain amount to be paid to the landless labourers every year has been provisioned in the budget of 2021-22.
Chief Minister spoke about the measures being taken by Chhattisgarh Government for COVID prevention, treatment and vaccination, as well as for the support and relief of COVID affected people, during this second wave.
Assembly Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant and MP Mr. PL Punia said that the Chhattisgarh government has fulfilled its pro-people policies with commitment even in the face of adverse situation. He appreciated the State Government’s works and initiatives for welfare under of common people, farmers and villagers, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
At the outset of the program, the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Ravindra Choubey said in his welcome address that the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana is an important scheme for the farmers of Chhattisgarh state. He informed about the procurement of vermi compost in the state under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, and also talked about the production of super compost manure and other livelihood activities conducted by women self-help groups. Choubey said that apart from the release of Rs 7.17 crore to the dung vendor farmers, a dividend amount of Rs 3.06 crore is being released to the Self Help Groups and Gauthan Committees.
So far, Rs 95.31 crore has been provided to the cow dung vendors under Godhan Nyaya Yojana. On this occasion, Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo said that Chhattisgarh Government is taking realizing the vision of former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel.
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