- Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana
What to study?
For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the programme.
Context: VP Venkaiah Naidu recently Inaugurated Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana in Jharkhand.
What is the scheme all about?
The MMKAY scheme is a target set by the government to provide welfare and financial support to farmers in Jharkhand.
The scheme, which was incorporated in the state budget from the financial year 2019-2020, is the first scheme by the state government that provides 100 percent settlement through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) medium.
How does it work?
- 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.
Sources: the Hindu.