MASTER’S SEMINAR - I
Recent Welfare Schemes of Karnataka
Muralidhar S. Sajjanshettar
Major Advisor: Dr. M.Y.Teggi
Path of presentation
Features of schemes
Welfare is the provision of a minimal level
of well-being and social support for all citizens,
sometimes referred to as public aid.
In most developed countries welfare is largely
provided by the government, and to a lesser
extent, charities, informal social groups, religious
groups, and inter-governmental organizations.
In karnataka, there are many welfare schemes.
In that some are popular like Anna bhagya, ksheera
Welfare :The health , happiness, and fortunes of a
person or Group.
Organized practical or financial help
provided to help people in need.
Scheme :A systematic plan for achieving a particular
aim (or) a secret or underhand plan; a
plot. an ordered system or pattern
make secret plans
- Oxford English Dictionary
Anna Bhagya Scheme
• Food security is an issue that the Government of
India has directed a great deal of attention towards.
• It passed the crucial National Food security bill (Right
to Food act) on 13th September 2013 which was in
(retrospective) effect since July, 2013.
• This law aims to provide food to approximately two
thirds of the population at subsidized price.
• In the similar vein, as an attempt to ensure food
security to its people, the Government of Karnataka
launched most anticipated pro-poor programme
named ‘Annabhagya Yojana’.
• Annabhagya Yojana is the revised form of the
traditional public distribution system of Karnataka
state with few vital modifications.
• The programme was officially launched on 10th July,
2013 by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Operational Aspects of Anna Bhagya
• In brief, the scheme aims to provide 30 kg of rice per
family per month at the price of Re.1/ kg to below
poverty line (BPL) families across the state.
• The programme covers a total of 98.35 lakh families
(87 lakh BPL cardholders and 11.35 lakh ‘Antyodaya
Anna Yojana’ beneficiaries) across the state.
• The rice will be distributed through a network of
21,024 Public Distribution System (PDS) shops.
• A single person family is eligible for 10 kg rice, 2
person family will get 20 kg, a family with 3 and more
number of persons are eligible for 30 kg rice per
Distribution of food grains
Food Grains North Karnataka South Karnataka
Eligible for 10 Kg of food grains
Rice 4kg 7kg
Wheat 2kg 1kg
Jowar/Raagi 4kg 2kg
Eligible for 20 Kg of food grains
Rice 11kg 15kg
Wheat 3kg 2kg
Jowar/Raagi 6kg 3kg
Eligible for 30 Kg of food grains
Rice 17kg 22kg
Wheat 5kg 3kg
Jowar/Raagi 8kg 5kg
Aim : To provide milk to the
children which increases
For whom : To all
Anganavadies and 1st to
10th Government School
Duration : 3 days in a week
(Monday, Wednesday and
Quantity : Per child 150 ml
warm milk along with
For Anganwadi children
provide milk which is
rich in fat.
Launch : The scheme
initiated from 2013,
Beneficiaries : 1.04 Crore
Children have been
benefitted from this
There are 64,000 Anganawadis 39 lakh children
and 51,000 Govt. schools, 65 lakh students are the
Special features of Ksheera Bhagya
It is one of the leading schemes of the government.
Providing milk at the time of prayer
Main aim of the scheme is to remove the malnutrition
As per survey by Education department and Health
department there was improvement, few months
after the start of the scheme.
No of Anganawadis 64000
No of Children 39,00,000
Fat content milk
Expenditure/day Rs.2.85 per child
58,500 kgs per day
No of Schools 51000
No of Children’s 65,00,000
Fat content milk
Expenditure/day Rs.4.64 per child
1.17 lakh kgs per
Total Expenditure of the
scheme is Rs.115 Crore
Total Expenditure of the
scheme is Rs.313 Crore
• This scheme was launched in October 2013.
• The main purpose of this scheme is to provide the
financial assistance for the backward women during
• Beneficiary under this scheme is bound to get
financial aid of Indian Rs. 50000 .
• Initially plan was intended only for Muslim women,
however government later extended the plan to other
minorities like Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and
Parsis except Hindus
• Eligibility Criteria : The age of bride should be 18 or more
and the bride groom should be 21.
• The annual income of the woman seeking the benefit
should be less than Rs 1.5 lakh.
Launch : Launched in the year 2013
• Unmarried, divorced, abandoned women of BPL
families above 40 years and below 64 years of age are
eligible for the benefit.
• Financial aid of Rs.500/-per month to encourage
• Financial aid of Rs.500/- will be directly transfer to
their Bank account or Post office account. 2222
Aim : The main intention of the scheme is to provide a
special package to rain fed farming community
by financial assisting.
Launch: It is launched during 2014-15.
Provide financial assistance for farmers who
come forward with project proposal of rainwater
harvesting and water use efficiency.
Packages are of two types:
1. With polyhouse
2. Without polyhouse
In the package of with polyhouse, farmers having
maximum expenditure of Rs. 26 lakhs are eligible to
get 50 % subsidy.
Providing 50% subsidy to all level of farmers in the
In the package of without polyhouse the expenditure
for horticultural crops is fixed to maximum Rs.2.30
lakhs and for agricultural crops of maximum upto Rs.
1.25 lakhs is fixed.
In this scheme, SC/ST farmers have 90% subsidy and
other farmers are entitled to get 80% subsidy.
Aim : To encourage farmers to take up horticultural
crops by providing subsidy to rain fed farmers.
Launch : The scheme is launched during 2014-15
under this scheme selects 105 talukas in which farmers
growing different types of horticultural crops will be
Selected beneficiaries will get advantages like soil
moisture testing, water storage tanks, to lift the water –
diesel pump set , to flowing the water – water ponds.
Subsidy : For SC/ST farmers 90% and for other farmers 80%
subsidy is provided.
If the polythene type horticulture system is followed
then the subsidy is 50%.
A mega scheme initiated during the later part of
2013-14, is an extension of the earlier Organic
village/site programme to hobli level with few
modifications in its implementation viz., developing
good marketing linkages and market development to
the organic produce of the state.
The programme is being implemented in
association with the NGOs selected for each taluk
transparently through e-tendering.
• Programme implemented in 571 hoblis of the state,
bringing around 53,829 farmers under the perview of
the programme in around 63,677 ha.
• Programme implemented in association with the
• In the implementation area (100 ha), the beneficiary
farmers are organized into an association and this
association will be registered.
Site Committee constituted comprising
representatives from farmers associations, NGO
representative and Department officer to prepare
action plan for implementation of the Programme.
District organic farming steering committee under
the chairmanship of Joint director of Agriculture will
approve action plans, inspection & monitoring.
Various components carried out in each 100 ha
block under Savayava Bhagya Yojane
Identification of the project area 100 ha contiguous
Bench Mark survey of Project area.
The farmers of the area organized to form
association & registration of farmers’ groups.
Training, Capacity Building, Study Tours & Field days.
Publicity - Pamphlets, Folders, Posters, Wall
Paintings, C.D, Exhibition, Booklets.
• Green manure seeds, azolla pits, bio-digester units,
Gober gas units.
• Compost & Vermi Compost Units, cow urine pits,
cement pits for preparation of liquid manure viz.
panchagavya, jeevanmrutha etc.
• Bio-fertilizers, organic manures, enriched manure, oil
• Organic Seeds & Seedlings.
• Perennial Fodder seeds & cuttings.
• Pest & Disease management.
Eg: Bio-pesticides, parasites, predators etc.
Community Seed Bank, Community Library.
Honey bee boxes & honey harvestors.
Value addition, Processing, Packing,Marketing.
Consumer Awareness programme.
Internal Control System & Group Certification.
Documentation of Traditional Practices, Success Stories.
The goal of Bhoochetana is to make a
difference in the lives of farmers in 24 districts
of Karnataka, including the six districts covered
under the Sujala-ICRISAT initiative, by
increasing average crop productivity by 20% in
Go on mission mode – boost rain fed agriculture in Karnataka
on a war footing together with partners. Bhoo Chetana in its
first year decided to consolidate the gains of the Sujala-
ICRISAT project in the six selected districts.
Adopt Integrated Genetic and Natural Resource Management
approach that looks after the entire ‘seed to food’ chain.
Consortium approach – the project brings together
Government of Karnataka departments, ICRISAT, state
agricultural universities, organizations and farmers.
• Target one or two major rain fed crops in the
• Identify high-yielding cultivars preferred by the
• Establish participatory collaborative methods of
action research on farms and conduct demonstration
trials with farmers and other stakeholders.
• Ensure timely availability of quality inputs.
• Lead farmers to learn skills in agricultural activities.
They would also train other farmers to increase crop
production through better management of
• Assess soil health in the remaining 18 districts.
• Establish seed and nutrient banks in villages.
• Set up custom hiring centers, where farmers could
rent farm implements.
• Improve farmers expertise by organizing farmers
days and video screenings, and distributing literature
in local language.
• The GKY started during 1996-1997.
• State Government initiative to support small and
• Backward classes , Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe
• The scheme has been classified as:
a. Individual irrigation scheme
b. Group / community irrigation scheme
c. Lift Irrigation Scheme
• Basic Objective- To provide Irrigation facilities to the small
and marginal farmers.
• The scheme originated as a loan scheme that provides farmer
with a subsidized bore well and pump-set to irrigate their land
and improve their agricultural productivity.
• The scheme also provides another facility that if the selected
farm is nearer to the perennial source of water (rivers) it
utilizes this facility by lifting water through pipe lines.
They should be small or
Permanent residents of
Should belong to the SC,ST,OBC
and minority communities as
defined in the Government
Should be holding a dry land.
CASE STUDY - 2
Groundnut pod yield with improved management compared to farmers’ management in
farmers’ fields across five districts of Karnataka during kharif 2010-11.
Wani et al.(2012) 47
Across districts groundnut
pod yield increases was
between 33% and 49% when
compared to groundnut
pod yield from farmers’
Impact of Ganga Kalyana Scheme on cropping pattern
of minority farmers in Karnataka: A Case Study of
SI.NO Name of the Crop
Single crop of similar
More than one crop of
dissimilar in nature
3 Any Other Specify 02 04
Total 50 100
Crop grown before implementation of the Scheme
Crop grown after the implementation of the Scheme
SI.NO Name of the Crop
More than one crop of similar
More than two crop of dissimilar
3 Others 03 06
Total 50 100
Welfare schemes are very important as far as
development of an economy is concerned, because
inclusive development is the main talking subject of the
hour. In a state like Karnataka there is a need to take
steps to tackle increasing population by way of
improving standard of living, enhancing employment
opportunities, providing better quality of life to citizens
in order to achieve targeted economic growth and