Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan    

Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan    

The PM AASHA Scheme, also known as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Aay SanraksHan Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan, is a comprehensive initiative introduced by the Government of India. PM-AASHA aims to ensure remunerative prices to farmers for their agricultural produce and protect them from distress sales. 

Objectives of PM AASHA Scheme

  • To ensure that farmers receive fair prices for their agricultural products by enhancing the procurement process. 
  • To improve the physical procurement of pulses, oilseeds, and copra. 
  • To address any gaps that exist in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system. 

Components of PM AASHA Scheme

  • Price Support Scheme (PSS): Under the PSS component, the government procures agricultural commodities at minimum support prices (MSPs) directly from farmers. This component ensures that farmers can receive fair prices for their produce. 
  • Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS): This component allows farmers to sell their crops in the open market. In case the market prices fall below the MSP, the government provides the difference between the MSP and the actual selling price directly to the farmers’ bank accounts. 
  • Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockist Scheme (PPPS): The PPPS component allows private agencies to procure agricultural commodities directly from farmers at MSPs. This aims to create an additional avenue for farmers to sell their produce and ensure price realization close to the MSP. 

Therefore, the scheme provides farmers with options for selling their produce either through government procurement or in the open market while protecting them from price fluctuations.  Overall, the scheme plays a crucial role in promoting the well-being of farmers and fostering a more sustainable agricultural sector in India. 

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