Modi Releases Rs 20,000 Cr Worth PM-KISAN Installment for 9.5 Cr Farmers, Stresses on Vaccines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the eighth installment of over Rs 20,000 crore to greater than 9.5 crore farmer-beneficiaries below the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme through video-conferencing. Modi additionally interacted with beneficiary farmers from a number of states.

Whereas addressing the meet, Modi stated West Bengal farmers have benefitted from the scheme for the primary time. He additionally sounded warning on the continued pandemic and stated that vaccination is the one resolution to this virus. “Even after getting vaccinated, masks are a should,” added Modi.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was current on the event, stated West Bengal has joined the scheme with greater than 7 lakh farmers of the state getting the profit at present.

In an unique interview with CNN-Information18, Residence Minister Amit Shah had stated that the state authorities even halted the Centre’s PM-Kisan scheme for farmers.

Below the PM-KISAN scheme, the federal government is offering Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers yearly. The quantity is straight transferred into the financial institution accounts of the beneficiaries by way of direct profit switch (DBT) mode.

An quantity of over Rs 1.15 lakh crore has been transferred to farmer beneficiaries to this point below the PM-KISAN scheme, launched on February 24, 2019.

Modi interacted with farmers from states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar on the event.

Modi stated almost Rs 19,000 crore has been disbursed to the financial institution accounts of greater than 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer households throughout the nation.

The prime minister stated that roughly 11 crore farmer households have been benefited.

Right now’s disbursement of economic profit would be the first instalment of PM-Kisan for the continued monetary yr. The seventh instalment below the scheme was launched on December 25, 2020.

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