A farmer is a person who grows different kinds of produce, particularly fruits, vegetables, grains, and pulses. While most of us, who can afford as many meals as needed to fuel our, don’t put much thought into the idea behind farming, it is a very complex process and needs a lot of effort. This is why it is very much necessary to say that farmers are the main pillar of our society. Without them, the food we get on our plates will become technically unachievable.
It is not possible for all of us to understand the technicalities involving farming a crop. It is as simple as just getting good quality soil, regular watering, and adding fertilizer. The growth of crops in different areas grows differently as there many different factors involved in growing crops, like humidity levels, temperature, and most importantly, rainfall. This is the reason why, when farmers suffer losses in their productivity not only does it hurt financially, but it is also an extreme emotional turmoil.
Farmers in India
In many Western countries, farming is a very lucrative kind of business, and people involved mainly in dairy farming or any kind of animal farming earn a good amount of money from all the profits they make. Unfortunately in India, farmers do not earn as much money as their Western counterparts and many people who involved in farming also impoverished. This is the reason why the Government of our country needs to make sure that farmers get as benefited as possible from all the hard work that they do throughout the year. In our article today, we will talk about something that has created to help the farmers of our country.
The PM Kisan Yojna
The PM Kisan Fund, which properly known as the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, is an initiative undertaken by the government of India and through it decided that farmers in India will give up an amount of 6000 rupees as the minimum income support. Piyush Goyal, the Cabinet Minister of India, announced this fund to support the farmers on 1st February 2019 at the 2019 Interim Union Budget of India. The entire cost of the scheme came out as ₹75,000 crores per annum, and it brought into effect in December 2018.
This particular scheme was first announced by the government of Telangana and its impact was so positive that eat ended up receiving various accolades as well as positive criticism from well-known International places, including World Bank. Many economists suggested this kind of scheme is much better than waiving farm loans.
An amount of rupees 2000 crores spent through this scheme between the year 2018 to 2019. On 24th February 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he transferred 2000 rupees to the account of farmers, in total spending an amount of rupees one crore. This kind of scheme was based on some factors like timely physical verification exercises, grievances of farmers, and correction of data.