‘Earn while you learn’ stipend scheme for students

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked agriculture universities in the state to prepare an ‘earn while you learn’ stipend scheme funded by the state government for students to carry out field work, reports the Press Trust of India.

Fadnavis said that, as part of the plan, students at agriculture colleges would be required to send agro-advisories to farmers, collect data and ensure that a proper mechanism was created to disseminate information to farmers. He said the need of the hour was to ensure correct advisories to farmers in order to avoid double sowing.

Fadnavis said that the government was ready to make a provision for the ‘earn while you learn’ scheme, which will work on an app-based mechanism. “With this, we can reach out to farmers, have speedy communication and do various interventions,” he said.
Full report on the DNA India site