PM Kisan Samman Nidhi’s 13th Tranche installment released
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the 13th installment of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi to farmers at a rally in Belagavi on February 27. The Prime Minister transferred an amount worth Rs. 16,000 crores directly to the bank accounts of crores of farmers across the nation using Direct Bank Transfer (DBT).
Speaking at the rally, the Prime Minister highlighted the significance of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, which aims to provide financial assistance to farmers across India. He emphasized that every farmer in the country has received a special gift through the latest tranche of funds from PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. The Prime Minister further added that the scheme has provided immense benefits to farmers by transferring funds without the involvement of middlemen.
Drawing a comparison with the Congress regime, the Prime Minister recalled the statement made by the then-Prime Minister that only 15 paise out of every rupee transferred to the poor reaches them. The Prime Minister remarked that the current government is committed to ensuring that every penny reaches the intended beneficiaries.
The Prime Minister extended his wishes for Holi and mentioned that farmers across the country have received a special gift before the festival. He further added that the government is committed to the development of the country and is prioritizing the needs of the deprived, especially small farmers.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the government is dedicated to supporting the small farmers of the country and is continuously working towards their welfare. He mentioned that till now, 2.5 lakh crore rupees have been deposited in the accounts of small farmers through PM KISAN Samman Nidhi, out of which more than 50,000 crores have been deposited in the accounts of women farmers.
The Prime Minister emphasized the use of technology and its direct benefits to farmers. He cited examples such as Jan Dhan bank accounts, mobile connections, and Aadhar, which have enabled farmers to avail of various government schemes and benefits. The Prime Minister also highlighted the government’s efforts to connect farmers to Kisan Credit Cards, which would enable them to access bank support at any required step.
The Prime Minister underlined the increase in the agricultural budget of the country, which has been increased five times from 25,000 crores before 2014 to 1,25,000 crores now. The Prime Minister said that this increase in the budget is a clear indication of the government’s commitment to supporting the farmers of the country.
The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, launched in 2019, aims to provide direct financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 per year to small farmers across the country. The scheme has so far benefited over 11 crore farmers, and the government aims to extend the scheme’s benefits to all farmers in the country.
The Prime Minister’s rally in Belagavi was attended by thousands of farmers and other attendees. The rally was organized to promote the government’s initiatives for the welfare of farmers and to highlight the government’s commitment to the development of the country. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi’s 13th installment.
During his speech at the rally in Belagavi, the Prime Minister emphasized that the Union Budget presented this year addressed the future needs of agriculture along with the current concerns. According to him, this year’s needs were for storage, reducing costs in farming, and organizing small farmers. He noted that this is why the Budget had emphasized storage facilities and focused on cooperatives. The Prime Minister stressed that the government is committed to reducing the burden on farmers and providing them with the necessary support to succeed.
Moreover, the Prime Minister mentioned that focusing on natural farming would reduce the costs for the farmer. He emphasized that measures like the PM PRANAM scheme would further reduce expenses on fertilizers. Through this scheme, farmers can use cow dung and urine to make compost and natural pesticides, reducing their dependence on chemical fertilizers. The Prime Minister noted that the scheme is a step towards reducing the dependence on chemical fertilizers and promoting organic farming, which will benefit both the farmer and the environment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the government’s commitment to strengthening the agricultural sector in India while addressing the challenges of the future. He stressed the need to revive the traditional strength of coarse grains or millets, which have the capability to withstand any climate. The Prime Minister highlighted the benefits of Shri Anna, which requires less effort and water while doubling the benefits for farmers. Karnataka has been the main center of millets, and the Prime Minister recalled the significant campaign run by the then BS Yeddyurappa government to promote Shri Anna. The Prime Minister added that Karnataka is a major sugarcane state and spoke at length about the needs of sugarcane farmers.
The Prime Minister mentioned this year’s budget provision providing a rebate on tax on cooperative sugarcane payment of the amount payable before 2016-17, which will give relief to the sugar cooperative to the tune of 10 thousand crores. He also informed the audience that the production of ethanol is helping in increasing the income of sugarcane farmers. Ethanol blending in petrol has increased from 1.5 percent to 10 percent in the last 9 years, and the government is already targeting 20 percent ethanol blending in petrol. The Prime Minister stressed the need to reduce the costs of farming, organize small farmers, and promote natural farming. This year’s budget emphasizes storage facilities and focuses on cooperatives, with measures like the PM PRANAM scheme to reduce expenses on fertilizers.
The Prime Minister’s address at the rally emphasized the government’s commitment to the welfare of farmers and its continuous efforts toward the development of the country. The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi has provided direct financial assistance to farmers across the country and has proven to be a significant initiative toward the welfare of small farmers.
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