PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in Gorakhpur today

New Delhi, Agencies | Updated : 24 February 2019, 09:29 AM
Another 1 crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days. (File photo)
Another 1 crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days. (File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur on Sunday. He will transfer the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to as many as 1 crore farmers as part of the Rs 75,000-crore scheme, according to a senior agriculture ministry official. 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.

He further claimed that the project’s launch demonstrates two things: the NDA’s unwavering commitment to farmer welfare and speedy decision-making. “A scheme announced on February 1 has become reality in such a short span. This is the new work culture of New India,” he said.

The Centre had announced the PM-KISAN scheme in the interim Budget 2019-20. Under this programme, Rs 6,000 will be paid to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land of up to two hectares per year in three instalments.

PM Modi will also distribute certificates among select farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and interact with select beneficiaries through video conferencing at the Gorakhpur event. He also plans to lay foundation stones and dedicate various development projects to the nation on the occasion.

First Published: Sunday, February 24, 2019 09:29 AM
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