Prime Minister Modi to Address Farmers and Release Rs 18,000 Crore under PM-Kisan Scheme on Friday | Latest India News


On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually interact with farmers from six different states on the occasion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday.

It will also release Rs 18,000 crore as the next installment under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme to 80 million farmers. The money transfer will be done by pressing a button.

“Tomorrow’s day is very important for the annadatas of the country. Will have the opportunity to release the next episode of PM-Kisan for more than 9 crores of farming families via video conference at 12 p.m. Will also interact with farmers in many states on this occasion,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted in Hindi on Thursday.

Many Union ministers, MPs, MLAs and BJP bureau members are expected to be present in various parts of the country to listen to the prime minister’s speech with the people.

While Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will listen to Prime Minister Modi’s speech in Delhi, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will be in Assam, according to the PTI news agency.

Union Minister for Consumer, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal will be in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh, Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani will be in his constituency Amethi while Union Minister for oil, natural gas and steel Dharmendra Pradhan will be at Jagatsinghpur in Odisha, PTI further reported.

Prime Minister Modi released the first tranche of the cash transfer program under PM-Kisan in 2019. This year he is doing so at a time when thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, are protesting against three farm bills that , they believe, will harm their livelihoods. The government says the reforms will give farmers better market access and boost investment in the agricultural sector.

Under PM-Kisan, the government provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to farmers with valid registration, paid in three equal cash transfers of Rs 2,000 – one every four months. It was launched on February 24, 2019.

During his interaction with the farmers, the Prime Minister will most likely ask them impromptu questions about how they have benefited from the scheme and “learn them about what they are growing and what else they want to see done. for them before the budget”. “said an official, on condition of anonymity.

This is part of the government’s awareness following the ongoing farmers’ protest near the national capital Delhi. Prime Minister Modi has frequently explained the benefits of agricultural reforms and has often assured farmers that the existing government support mechanism, including minimum support price and agricultural mandis, will continue.

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