Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)
PM-KISAN is a Central Sector Scheme with 100 percent funding from the Government of India. The Scheme is effective from 1.12.2018 and covers all the farmers. Under the Scheme, income support of 6000 per year is provided to all farmer families across the country in three equal installments of 2000 at an interval of every four months.
Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Scheme of Odisha
This scheme was launched by the Government of Odisha in the 2018-19 Rabi season onwards, to accelerate agricultural prosperity and elimination of poverty in the State. Benefits provisioned under different components are: financial support of 25,000 per farm family over five seasons will be provided to small and marginal farmers so that farmers can purchase inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, labour & other investments. For landless agriculture households, financial assistance of 12500 will be provided to each landless agricultural household for agricultural allied activities such as small goat rearing unit, mini-layer unit, duckery units, fishery kits for fisherman, mushroom cultivation and bee-keeping, etc. Vulnerable cultivators/ landless agricultural labourers will get financial assistance of 10,000 per family per year to enable them to take care of their sustenance. The scheme also has life and accident insurance covers for the farmers at very nominal premiums.
Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana of Jharkhand
Under the scheme, all the small and marginal farmers of the State, who have arable land up to a maximum of 5 acres, will be given a grant-in-aid at the rate of 5000 / – per acre per year, which will help them reduce their dependence on loans. This amount would be given in two installments through Direct Benefit Transfer to the beneficiary’s bank account. This is in addition to PM Kisan Nidhi Yojana under which each small & marginal farmer’s family having combined landholding/ ownership of up to two hectares is paid 6,000 per year.
Rythu Bandhu of Telangana
The government of Telangana has come up with a new concept of providing Investment Support at the rate of ` 4,000 per acre per season to all the farmers (Pattadars) in the State towards purchase of various inputs like seeds, fertilizers, etc., as initial investment before the crop season. The scheme is being implemented from Kharif 2018 onwards. A financial outlay of 12,000 crores has been allocated during 2018-19. During Kharif 2018-19, 51.50 lakh farmers were benefitted to the tune of 5,260.94 crores and it was disbursed by way of cheques. During Rabi 2018-19, the Government has taken a decision to transfer the amount through treasury e-Kuber to deposit money into the accounts of the farmers. An amount of 5,244.26 crores was transferred into the accounts of 49.03 Lakh farmers. During 2019-20, the Government of Telangana has enhanced the amount under Investment Support Scheme from Rs. 4,000 to 5,000 per acre per season.