The Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or the minimum income guarantee scheme – much talked about the promise in the Congress party’s manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, is all in readiness to become reality in one of the states the grand old party is in power- Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel last week met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, K Raju.
According to The Hindu report, the Chhattisgarh pilot project is expected to provide the 20% poorest families in the state with ₹72000 per annum.
“We are discussing it within the party and it is under consideration. It will begin as a pilot project in a small area at first just the way we started a pilot project against malnutrition in Bastar to begin with and will expand it to the rest of the State on October 2,” Mr Baghel told the daily.
NYAY scheme was one of the key ideas the Congress party was fighting the Lok Sabha 2019 elections on.
The then Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched the idea while addressing a gathering at Kisan Rally in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He had said, “Every poor of the country is going to get Minimum income in his bank account. No one in India will remain without food, no one will remain poor.”