Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana' an ambitious pension scheme for the farmers from in Ranchi on Thursday. PM Modi will also inaugurate the New Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha building and lay foundation stone for the New Secretariat building at Ranchi. Jharkhand will go to Assembly polls later this year.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana (PM-KMY), farmers between 18 and 40 years of age will get Rs 3,000 monthly pension after reaching 60. The scheme shall secure the lives of 5 Crore small and marginal farmers. A total of 1,16,183 farmers in Jharkhand have registered themselves under the scheme.
The prime minister will also launch the 'Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana' and 'Swarojgar' pension schemes under which beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Governor Draupadi Murmu, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth and state Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh, among other cabinet ministers, will be present at Prabhat Tara Ground on the occasion.
PM Modi will inaugurate a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj, Das said on Tuesday. The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It will have a cargo storing capacity of 30 lakh tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels, he said.
Direct and indirect employment for the local people will be generated in the multi-modal terminal, Das said.
The CM also said that the prime minister will lay foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand's 24 districts.
PM Modi will inaugurate the new Jharkhand Assembly building and the prime minister will also lay the foundation for a new building of Jharkhand Secretariat.
(With PTI Inputs)