Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur on Sunday. He transferred the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to as many as 1 crore farmers as part of the Rs 75,000-crore scheme. Another 1 crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days.
“Tomorrow is a historic day! The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi will be launched from Gorakhpur. This is a scheme that will give wings to the aspirations of crores of hardworking farmers of India who feed our nation,” the Prime Minister had tweeted on Saturday.
Tomorrow is a historic day! The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi will be launched from Gorakhpur. This is a scheme that will give wings to the aspirations of crores of hardworking farmers of India who feed our nation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 23, 2019
Here are the highlights from Gorakhpur:
PM Narendra Modi in Prayagraj: The amount collected after auctioning the presents that I received in the past 4.5 years as the Prime Minister are being used in the service of Maa Ganga.
PM Modi at Swachh Kumbh, Swachh Aabhaar’ programme: The country is moving towards declaring itself open-defecation free before 2 October 2019. I believe that you 'swacchagrahi' of Prayagraj have come forward as an inspiration for the entire nation.
PM Modi honours five 'Safai Karmacharis', washes their feet as per ancient tradition at Prayagraj.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the ‘Swachh Kumbh, Swachh Aabhaar’ programme in Prayagraj. WATCH LIVE:
Taking to Twitter PM Modi wrote, "Had the good fortune of taking a holy dip at the Kumbh. Prayed for the well being of 130 Crore Indians".
WATCH LIVE: PM Modi worships at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
Our government is spending about Rs. 1 lakh crore on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi irrigation scheme. We are putting such a huge amount so that the irrigation projects in the country were incomplete for 30-40 years, to be fulfilled. We had selected 99 projects across the country from which more than 70 are now coming into being completed, says PM Modi.
A number of efforts are being made to the farmers to get fair prices of produce and lower their costs. The e-NAM platform is working to connect hundreds of markets across the country. This will give the farmers the option to sell their produce online in any market in the country directly, says PM.
It is our government which meets the years old demand of farmers at MSP. More than 50% of the support price cost of 22 Rabi and Kharif crops has been fixed. Prime crop insurance scheme to save farmers from weathering has also been created, says PM Modi.
The timing of launching the scheme shouldn't be questioned, says PM Modi.
The limit for the Kisan credit cards has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.6 lakh. Animal husbandry and fisheries will be also given credit card up to Rs 2 lakh, says PM Modi.
For us also loan waivers would have been easy and convenient, we also could have distributed 'rewri' for political and election benefits, but we can't commit such a crime. Loan waiver benefits only a select few, says PM Modi.
We will not discriminate on the basis of religion, caste, creed. Any farmer who has up to 5-acre land, will get the benefits of the scheme: PM Modi.
I warn those state govts who are looking to play politics with PM Kisan Yojna. If you indulge in this then the curse of farmers will destroy your politics. I appeal to farmers, don't be misled by anyone, says PM Modi in Gorakhpur.
Warning non-BJP ruled states to not deprive farmers of this benefit, says PM Modi.
When this scheme was announced, the opposition was dismayed, says PM Modi.
I have been told that farmers of 21 states, Union Territories are included in this scheme, says PM.
I want to reiterate that those farmers who didn't get the first instalment today, they will get it in their bank account directly in a few days/weeks time, says PM Modi.
Farmers don't have to beg for money to buy seeds. They can use this money for their use, says PM.
The government will spend as much as Rs 75,000 crore on the scheme, says PM Modi.
This is just the beginning. As many as 12 crore farmers, who have up to 5-acre land, will be directly benefitted.
As much as Rs 2021 crore have been already transferred. More will be transferred in the coming weeks: PM
The previous government only did lip-service that is why people of the country elected the NDA in 2014: PM Modi in Gorakhpur
The intention of the previous government was bad. They did nothing for the farmers: PM Modi.
Farmers to get Rs 6,000 in three equal instalments. The first instalment of Rs 2,000 transferred: PM Modi.
Jai Jawan Jai Kisan: PM
The biggest scheme related to farmers launched from the holy city of Gorakhpur: PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is communicating with the farmers of different states through video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launches Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), a cash-transfer scheme, in Gorakhpur. UP CM Yogi Adityanath present.
As many as 14 crore farmers of the state are going to be benefitted by Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme: CM Adityanath.
We all know that wherever our prime minister goes, he gives something. Because of the prime minister, today we all have our heads high with dignity: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.