Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
2) Discuss the salient features of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Comment upon its objectives and associated challenges. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and aims to evaluate the salient features of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidh scheme – its objectives and challenges.
Key demand of the question:
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain whom does the scheme cater to? What are its key objectives etc?
Explain the key objectives of the scheme – With a view to provide income support to all land holding eligible farmer families, the Government has launched PM-KISAN. The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of the farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income.
Then move on to brief a little on benefits and eligibility conditions of the scheme.
Discuss the possible challenges the scheme may face and how can these challenges be overcome.
Conclude with significance of such initiatives and suggest way forward.