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) Similar to PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) several states have come out with the farm income support scheme. Discuss the numerous Farm Income support scheme initiated by various state governments.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article captures the success and failure aspects of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme propounded by Odisha government.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and one must discuss in detail the relevance of Farm Income support scheme initiated by various state governments.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Highlight the significance of PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme to the farmers of the country.
Explain first the need of the hour. Discuss why the state governments have emerged with specific state schemes.
Discuss the pros and cons with suitable example. Say the Odisha case of KALIA.
Deliberate upon the possible challenges that the States may face.
Discuss the relevance of PM-KISAN and its aspects of utility.
Conclude with way forward.