Now ‘Nyay’ to landless agriculture labourers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will on February 3 launch a ‘Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhumiheen Krishi Majdoor Nyay Yojana’ at a function to be held at the Science College Ground here.

In the function, the first installment of Rs 6,000 per family annually will be released directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. Two more installments will be released later. Already, a budgetary allocation of Rs 200 crore has been made.

According to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the scheme is being launched as per the advice of Rahul Gandhi.

The scheme has been envisaged for labourers not holding any land. It will be the first of its kind in the country for landless labourers.

Nearly 356,485 eligible families will be benefitted under the scheme.