Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwaad Yojana

Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwaad Yojana
Question: Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwaad Yojana, which has recently been inaugurated by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, is related to which of the following state?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Bihar
Answer: (c)
Related facts:
  • On 10 August, 2019; Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the Jharkhand Government’s Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwaad Yojana.
  • The MMKAY scheme aims to ensure welfare and financial support to farmers in Jharkhand.
  • The scheme has been incorporated in the state budget in financial year 2019-2020.
  • This is the first scheme by the state government that provides 100 percent settlement through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) medium.
  • Beneficiary farmers will get a minimum of Rs 5,000 and a maximum of Rs 25,000 per year under this scheme.
  • This scheme for the Jharkhand farmers is apart from the Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Krishi Yojana.
  • Initially under the first phase of the MMKAY scheme, Rs 5000 will be disbursed to 13.60 lakh farmers for each acre of their land with a maximum amount of Rs 25,000.
  • The amount will be directly transferred through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) to the registered bank accounts on August 10.
  • The remaining 22 lakh farmers will also be registered soon and the funds are expected to be transferred by October this year.
  • In this way over 35 lakh farmers will be benefited by getting the assistance ever year from the government under this scheme.


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