Maharashtra: Rs 6,000 per year to farmers under a new scheme approved by the state cabinet
Maharashtra government has approved a new financial scheme under which more than one crore farmers in the state will be paid 6,000 rupees annually.
The scheme, Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Yojana, was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in Mumbai yesterday.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Chief Minister Shinde said the amount is in addition to 6,000 rupees being paid to farmers by the Centre under the PM Kisan Yojana.
Maharashtra Cabinet also approved implementation of ‘Gender Inclusive Tourism Policy called ‘Aai’ to empower women in the tourism sector. Similarly, approval was also given to start women’s bike-taxi services at some tourist spots in the State.