On Saturday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel disbursed 1,804 crore to around 26.68 lakh beneficiaries in the state under schemes related to rural farm and cattle-based economy, on the death anniversary of former prime minister Late Rajiv Gandhi.
In the last three years, the government of Chhattisgarh has taken several fruitful steps for the welfare of farmers and deprived sections of the society, according to Baghel. This includes Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, Suraji Gaon Yojana, Narva-Garwa-Bari programme, acquisition of 65 types of minor forest produce on support price, hike in Tendupatta collection rate and establishment of C-Mart. We are constantly expanding the scope of each scheme and programme to make it more effective. Baghel gave the amount to farmers, landless agricultural labourers, livestock farmers and women Self-Help groups associated with Gauthans a programme organised at his office in Raipur. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh is the first state in India, which has ensured economic and social justice for all through Nyay Yojana.
11 crore were given to farmers cultivating major Kharif and horticulture crops — kodo, kutki, and ragi — under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. The total disbursement is expected to be Rs 6,900 crore over the year and is expected to be the first tranche of the current year, as per the projections of the Chhattisgarh government.
Baghel also released Rs 71.84 crore to around 3.55 lakh landless agricultural labourers under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana. According to the state government, the grant has been increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000.
He also transferred 13.31 crore to cow dung vendors under a scheme called Godhan Nyay Yojana, which is a cattle-based economy under which the government procures cow dung from farmers and promotes organic farming and animal husbandry. This includes Rs 11.14 crore for Gauthan committees and women SHGs and Rs 2.17 crore for cow dung collectors.
In the last two years, Rs 11.14 crore has been paid to the farmers under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. CM Baghel distributed 1 lakh crore to farmers, landless labourers, forest produce collectors and beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana.