Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the Jharkhand government's 'Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana' under which money will be directly transferred into the bank accounts of farmers in the state.
Under the scheme, beneficiaries having farm land of less than one acre to five acres, will get 5,000 to 25,000 rupees in their bank accounts.
As soon as Mr Naidu launched the scheme yesterday, money was transferred into the bank accounts of farmers, and some them showed their mobile phones with the money transfer message to the vice-president.
He said the Centre has taken a pledge to double the income of farmers by 2022 and in that endeavour, the government is continuously increasing minimum support price (MSP) for 23 farm produce.
Calling for conservation of rainwater in view of depletion of ground water, Mr Naidu said conservation of rainwater should be made people's movement and hoped that farmers will use traditional method to help conserve ground water.
Praising the Centre and the state government's efforts in protecting the interests of farmers, Mr Naidu stressed on the importance of developing village and recalled the efforts made by him when he was the Union Rural Development minister.
Under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana, approximately 35 lakh farmers will benefit and by October 3,000 crore rupees will be sent in the accounts of the beneficiaries. The launching ceremony was also held in other 23 districts, apart from Ranchi. (AIR NEWS)