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Feb 24, 2019
7:33AM

PM Modi to launch PM-KISAN scheme by transfering 1st installment of Rs 2,000 to farmers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, PM-KISAN scheme at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh today.

Mr Modi will mark the launch of the PM-KISAN scheme, through press of button, to electronically transfer the first installment of 2 thousand rupees to selected farmers. 


The amount will be transferred directly to the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer.  The amount will be given in three installments of 2 thousand rupees each,which will benefit more that 12 crore farmers of the country. 

He will also distribute certificates to selected  farmers under PM-KISAN scheme at the function which will be held at the Fertilizer Corporation of India ground. More than two crore farmers from UP itself will get the benefit of scheme. 

AIR correspondent reports that PM Modi will also distribute certificates to selected farmers and will interact with some of them through video conference.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was announced in the interim Budget 2019-20. Under the Scheme, Rs 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding of up to 2 hectares. 


The Scheme becomes effective from1.12.2018 for transfer of benefit to eligible beneficiaries. PM will also lay foundation stone and dedicate to nation, various development projects in Gorakhpur worth more than 9 thousand crores and will address a public meeting here. 

He will inaugurate mothballed Pipraich and Munderwa sugar mill, AIMS Gorakhpur, super speciality building of Gorakhpur Medical College and Light and sound show in Goarkhnath temple along with other projects.

He will also lay foundation stone of Gorakhpur-Azamgarh link expressway, Gorakhpur kandla LPG pipe line, and electric loco shed of railways along with few other projects. 

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