For farms and farmers: on launching of
Rajiv Gandhi KisanNyay Yojana(The Hindu)
Mains Paper 3:Economy
Prelims level: Rajiv Gandhi KisanNyay Yojana
Mains level: Highlights of the Rajiv Gandhi KisanNyay Yojana
The Rajiv Gandhi KisanNyay 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
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.
Minimum Support Price:
For balancing the interests of the consumer and the farmer, India has an
extensive Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime which works in combination with
But the efficiency of neither MSP procurements nor the PDS is uniform
across the country.
The Centre says it fixes MSPs at 1.5 ................
In Chhattisgarh, there is preliminary evidence that tenants managed
better rates from owners last year after the government gave incentives over
and above MSPs to farmers.
The State is now designing a cash transfer scheme for landless labourers,
according to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
But these interventions are only palliativeand cannot address the
underlying problem, which is the non-remunerative nature of farming.
Market Driven Approach:
A more market-driven approach has often been proposed as the solution,
and the agriculture-related components in the Centre’s response to the
economic crisis caused by the pandemic appear to toe that line.
However, many previous arguments
Q1. With reference to the 61st Cavalry, consider the following statements: 1. It is the only active serving horse cavalry regiment in the world.
2. The 61st Cavalry was raised in 1953 after amalgamating the horse-mounted
cavalry units of the erstwhile princely states of British India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2