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Sonia launches Nyay scheme in C'garh, says farmers will become self-reliant

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also lauded the Chhattisgarh government for launching the scheme at a time when the poor and farmers were facing hardships due to the coronavirus

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sonia Gandhi
Addressing the launch event on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary, Sonia Gandhi lauded the scheme, saying it will bring a change in the lives of farmers and help them become self-reliant. FILE PHOTO

Congress president launched the Kisan in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing on Thursday and said this was a true tribute to the former prime minister.

Addressing the launch event on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary, she lauded the scheme, saying it will bring a change in the lives of farmers and help them become self-reliant.

"Such schemes should be implemented at the ground level to help bring a change in the lives of people. This is a revolutionary scheme and is a true tribute to This is a big step taken in lines with the values of Rajiv Gandhi," she said.
 

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also lauded the Chhattisgarh government for launching the scheme at a time when the poor and farmers were facing hardships due to the outbreak and the to contain the spread of the disease.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister said the Kisan Nyay Yojana will benefit 19 lakh farmers and help bring more area under cultivation.

He said the aim of the scheme is to help farmers earn more and bring more area in the state under cultivation, which currently stands at 20 per cent.

First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 23:00 IST