Similar to PM-KISAN several states have come out with the farm income support scheme. Discuss the various Farm Income support scheme initiated by various state governments.

In the interim budget, the Union government had announced the PM-KISAN scheme to provide a direct transfer of 6000 for farmers in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each. Similar income support schemes have been launched by various state governments. Some of them are listed below:

Rythu Bandhu scheme of Telangana

Under the scheme the government of Telangana provides support of Rs 4,000 per acre for each season to all 55 lakh-odd farmers in the state without any landowning limit.

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation or KALIA scheme of Odisha

Under the scheme the government of Odisha provides 75 lakh farmers that include 25 lakh landless agricultural households a support of Rs 10,000-per-year payment for two crops (Kharif and Rabi).

Krishak Bandhu scheme of West Bengal

Under the scheme the government of West Bengal provides Rs 5,000 in two instalments to the state’s estimated 72 lakh farmers and sharecroppers cultivating one acre or more. The scheme also assures minimum income support of Rs 2,000 to those with below one-acre holding.

Mukhyamantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana of Jharkhand

Under the scheme, the government of Jharkhand is providing Rs 5,000 per acre annually to an estimated 22.76 farmers owning up to five acres. The maximum benefit under this scheme is capped at Rs 25,000.

Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi Yojana of Haryana

Under the scheme, the government of Haryana is providing annual financial assistance to a flat Rs 5,000. The scheme is applicable only to agricultural families (including labourers) with less than five acres and also monthly income below Rs 15,000.

YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme of Andhra Pradesh

Under the scheme the government of Andhra Pradesh will provide financial assistance of Rs 12,500 per year to some 64 lakh farmers, owning five acres or less as well as landless tenant cultivators. This financial assistance includes Rs 6,000 under PM-Kisan, with the state government topping it with another Rs 6,500.

Published: October 10, 2019 | Modified:December 1, 2019

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