Kisan scheme historic step for empowering farmers: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Galtero Lara
Febrero 24, 2019

"Addressing the public in Gorakhpur after launching #PMKisan Scheme, PM Modi said he is fortunate that he got this opportunity to do something for the farmers".

Gorakhpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme here on Sunday.

The prime minister said the scheme has been made foolproof so that no one can take away the right of the farmers.

AIR correspondent reports that PM Modi will also distribute certificates to selected farmers and will interact with some of them through video conference. Another one crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days.

"When we announced this scheme in Parliament, their faced dropped fearing that now Modi will get the blessings of the farmers", he said, alleging that the loan waiver of Rs 52,000 crore done by the UPA government before the last general election was a farce. The scheme envisages providing income support to supplement the financial needs of the eligible farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm yields, he added.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana was announced in the interim Budget 2019-20. "Loan waivers benefit only a select few". Desh ke 1.1 crore kisaano ke bank khaaton mein is yojna ki pehli kisht transfer karane ka saubhagya mujhe mila hai.

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MP Shamsher Singh Manhas termed the newly launched scheme as a milestone in the transformation of the rural economy of the state.

"17 lakh solar pumps will be provided for the help of farmers".

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Besides other dignitaries, MLCs Romesh Arora, GL Raina, Vikram Randhawa, Surinder Ambardar, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner/Secretary Revenue, Shahid Anayatullah, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Special Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Ravinder Sadhu, Director Agriculture Jammu, HK Razdan, Director Extension SKUASt-J, Dr K S Risam, MD JK Agros Bhawani Rakwal, Director Floriculture, BabilaRakwal State Nodal Officer, PM-KISAN Madan Gopal Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Dr Tahir Firdous Dutta besides all the HoDs, senior functionaries of District Administration and large number of farmers of Jammu Division attended the programme. The program was effective December 1, 2018 and will be funded by the federal government and benefit about 120 million small farmers.

The scheme proposes to give Rs 6,000 to farmers in three instalments annually.

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