Considering our nation benefits the most from our ancestral practice of agriculture, it is only fair that the government makes provisions for the betterment of farmers. For the longest time it has been noticed that farmers are those who toil the hardest but are exploited the most, which takes a toll on their standard of living, pushing them to extreme measures.
To keep a check on the welfare of farmers around the nation, the Government launched the Krishonnati Yojana – a welfare scheme aimed at the overall progress of farmers.
Salient features of the Krishonnati Yojana
- The Krishonnati Yojana is basically an umbrella scheme that covers 11 sub-schemes or missions.
- These schemes are primarily aimed at the betterment of the agricultural sector. It aims to increase purchasing power of the farmers by enabling them to multiply their yields, gain higher productivity and thereby achieve an overall higher standard of living.
- The scheme is known to continue with an expenditure of Rs 33,269 crore for a span of three financial years – 2017-18, 2018-19, and finally, 2019-20.
Objectives of the Krishonnati Scheme
The Krishonnati Scheme has the welfare of the farmers at its core. Therefore, it aims to resort to every means possible to make sure that objective is attained. The Central Government will also resort to scientific means of production so that the farmer’s income is effectively doubled, with minimal usage of resources, efforts and manpower.
The scheme is a great attempt at bringing the farmers at pace with the nation’s progress. The Krishonnati yojana gives the farmers the spotlight they have deserved for the longest time.
With this scheme in effect, we can look at a future where the farmers are happier and the yields are aplenty.