9 Years of PM Modi: 9 farmer welfare schemes introduced by Modi Govt
From Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN), the Narendra Modi Government has introduced numerous initiatives aimed at transforming the agricultural sector and empowering farmers across the country.
9 Years of PM Modi, Farmer welfare schemes: As the Modi Government celebrates nine years in power, it is important to acknowledge the numerous farmer welfare schemes that have been introduced to empower and uplift the agriculture sector. Under PM Modi's leadership, these initiatives have aimed to improve the lives of farmers by providing financial security, skill development, market access, and sustainable agricultural practices. In this article, we will delve into nine significant farmer welfare schemes introduced by the Modi government and examine their impact on farmers across the country.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY): Launched in 2016, PMFBY offers comprehensive crop insurance coverage to farmers at affordable premiums. It ensures timely compensation for crop losses caused by natural calamities, pests, or diseases. This scheme has brought financial security and stability to millions of farmers, safeguarding their livelihoods.
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN): PM-KISAN, initiated in 2019, is an income support scheme designed to assist small and marginal farmers. Under this scheme, eligible farmers receive direct financial assistance of Rs 6,000 annually in three equal installments. With over 120 million farmers benefitting from this scheme, it has significantly boosted their income and improved their quality of life.
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Soil Health Card Scheme: Launched in 2015, the Soil Health Card Scheme provides personalised soil health reports to farmers, offering valuable insights on soil nutrients and recommendations for balanced fertilisation. By promoting proper soil management practices, this scheme has optimised yields, reduced input costs, and enhanced soil health across agricultural lands.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): Introduced in 2015, PMKVY aims to provide skill training to farmers and rural youth. Implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), this scheme has empowered over 40 million farmers and rural youth by equipping them with essential agricultural skills, improving productivity, and generating employment opportunities.
e-NAM (National Agriculture Market): Launched in 2016, e-NAM is an electronic trading portal that integrates agricultural markets throughout India. It enables farmers to sell their produce online, discover competitive prices, and connect with buyers across the nation. This digital platform has revolutionized agricultural trade, eliminating intermediaries, ensuring transparency, and providing fair market access to farmers.
Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (ABHA): ABHA, initiated in 2020, is a national mission that focuses on making India self-reliant in agriculture and food production. With components such as crop diversification, productivity enhancement, and value addition, this scheme has increased farmers' income, reduced their financial burden, and fostered sustainable agricultural practices.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY): Launched in 2015, PKVY promotes organic farming practices and the adoption of traditional and indigenous methods. Through financial support and technical guidance, this scheme encourages farmers to pursue organic farming certification, contributing to sustainable agriculture, improved soil fertility, and healthier farming practices.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY): Introduced in 2015, PMKSY aims to enhance water efficiency and promote sustainable irrigation practices. With a focus on achieving 'Har Khet Ko Pani,' this scheme focuses on creating new water sources, improving water storage and distribution infrastructure, and encouraging micro-irrigation techniques. PMKSY has positively impacted agricultural productivity and water conservation across the nation.
PM Krishi Sampada Yojana: PM Krishi Sampada Yojana, launched in 2017, aims to modernise the food processing sector and create a robust infrastructure for the agro-industry. The scheme focuses on reducing post-harvest losses, improving processing capabilities, and promoting value addition. It has fostered the growth of the food processing sector, generating employment opportunities and enhancing the income of farmers.
These are just a few of the many schemes and initiatives that PM Modi has introduced to improve the lives of farmers and the agriculture sector in India. These schemes have helped to improve the income of farmers, reduce their financial burden, and make the agriculture sector more sustainable.
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