India: For farms and farmers – on launching of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana

The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana launched by Chhattisgarh last week aims to supplement the income of the State’s 18 lakh rice, maize and sugarcane farmers by ?10,000 to ?13,000 per acre, through direct cash transfers. Besides the Centre’s PM-KISAN scheme that provides ?6,000 to farm families owning less than five acres of land, Telangana, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have similar cash transfer programmes for farmers.