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Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana

Published on August 11, 2019
Current context: “Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana” was officially launched by the Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu in Ranchi, Jharkhand on 10th August 2019.
Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana 
  • The scheme was first announced on 21st December 2018 for doubling farmer’s income in the upcoming 4 years (2022) and is officially launched on 10th August 2019.
  • The objective of MMKAY is to serve to improve the financial situation of farmers and provides them with investment support for the Kharif season to double their income by 2022.
  • Under the scheme, Rs 5000 Per Acre/year (maximum up to 5 Acres) would be given to Jharkhand’s state farmers for their Kharif crops.
  • This Financial fund will be given for the following purpose- Purchase of Fertilizers, Hiring of Farm Equipment, Purchase of Seed, Labour and land preparation and Any other Agriculture related work.
  • The beneficiaries would get financial assistance through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.

Key points:

  • Launched by: CM Mr Raghubar Das
  • Launched Date: 21st December 2018
  • Cost of the project: INR 2250 Crore
  • Start date of the scheme: Kharif crop season (2019-2020)
  • The objective of the scheme: To double the farmer income

Question: 

Q.1 Mukhyamantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana is an ambitious scheme of which state government?
a. Kerala
b. Punjab
c. Jharkhand
d. Odisha
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