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Gorakhpur: Modi launches Rs 75,000 crore PM-KISAN scheme; says, ‘Aaj etihaasik din hai’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 February 2019, 16:02 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Rs. 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur. PM Modi digitally transferred the first instalment of Rs. 2,000 each to over one crore farmers. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Dy CM Keshav and other UP ministers were also present in the event.

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. “ Desh ke 1.1 crore kisaano ke bank khaaton mein is yojna ki pehli kisht transfer karane ka saubhagya mujhe mila hai. Aaj etihaasik din hai,” PM Modi said.

Attacking the opposition’s ‘Mahagathbandhan’ PM Modi said, “Warn those state govts who are looking to play politics with PM Kisan Yojna, if you indulge in this then curse of farmers will destroy your politics.I appeal to farmers, don't be misled by anyone. 'Mahamilavti' logon ke moonh utre huye the Parliament mein jab scheme batayi gyi.”

After PM Modi laucnhed the PM-Kisan scheme, CM Yogi while addressing people in his home constituency said, “We would like to wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi as after gaining respect of the world as 'champion of earth', he was honoured with Seoul peace prize last week.”

Reportedly, another 1 crore farmers are expected to be covered in the next two to three days. The BJP government had announced the PM-KISAN scheme in the interim Budget 2019-20. Under this scheme, 12 crore small and marginal farmers, holding land of up to two hectares will be paid Rs 6000 per year in 3 instalments.

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

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First published: 24 February 2019, 13:11 IST