Farmers have, for the longest time, found themselves at the end of the short straw. Due to a variety of reasons, they are unable to make ends meet and sustain their families. For years, farmers have faced financial adversity after another, and with the onset of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, even more so.
The Rajasthan government has, paying heed to the plight of the farmers, introduced the Rajasthan Mukhyamantri Krishak Sathi Yojana – a farmer welfare scheme in place to offer financial assistance to farmers and their respective farming activities.
About the Rajasthan Mukhyamantri Krishak Sathi Yojana
The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the beneficiary farmers on incidents of accidental death, partial/permanent disability.
How to apply for the scheme?
In order to apply for the scheme, the applicant has to undergo the following procedure:
- The interested applicant has to visit the official website of the Rajasthan Mukhyamantri Krishak Sathi Yojana on the official Rajasthan government portal.
- On the homepage of the website, the applicant would have to click on the option “Apply online” button.
- On clicking the link, the application form will be displayed on the screen
- The applicant has to then enter the required details such as name, father’s name, date of birth, gender, land details and several other information, and also upload the necessary documents that verify the information.
- Finally, the applicant has to click on the “Submit” button for the final submission of the application form.
Salient features of the Krishak Saathi Scheme
Farmers have a lot to benefit from the scheme launched by the Rajasthan government. Some of the key features are mentioned herewith:
- Deceased or permanently disabled farmers should be a registered farmer and should have an individual or a joint name on the land or should be a child of a registered farmer.
- The death or permanent disability must be due to the accident.
- Suicide or natural death are not covered under the benefits of the scheme.
- The deceased or permanent disability farmer should be under the age of 70 years.
- The application should be made within six months to the office of the concerned district agriculture officer.
Summing it up
For farmers to have complete security and for them to know that the government has their backs, this seems to be an excellent scheme. Farmers can now work with due diligence, knowing that their families are protected financially and that the government will help them out in times of unforeseen circumstances which can be devastatingly unfortunate sometimes.
Over the years, several schemes have been put in place for people in the agricultural sector to ensure their safety and security and to offer them financial liberty. This goes a long way in helping people from the poorer sect of the financial spectrum especially the farmers who find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
With such schemes, farmers can now rest assured that their families are looked after, always.