PM to release 17th installment of Rs 20k crore under PM-KISAN on June 18 in Varanasi

New Delhi, Jun 15 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 17th installment of PM-KISAN Yojna of about Rs 20,000 crore on June 18 from his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

“Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be visiting Varanasi on June 18, 2024, for the release of the 17th installment of the PM KISAN scheme to the farmers and granting certificates to more than 30,000 self-help groups as Krishi Sakhis,” said Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Rural Development, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will organize the event in coordination with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing the media here Chouhan thanked the Prime Minister for entrusting him with the responsibility of an important department like agriculture and said that agriculture is the most important basis for fulfilling the resolve of a developed India. He said that agriculture is the foundation of the Indian economy. Even today, most of the employment opportunities are created through agriculture.

Today farmers are filling the granaries of the country, the Minister said adding that even earlier, agriculture and farmers have been the top priority of Prime Minister Modi, due to which many steps were taken for the welfare of farmers and even now, after assuming office, the Prime Minister first signed the 17th installment of Kisan Samman Nidhi to be released to the farmers.

In his first program after becoming the Prime Minister for the third time, the highly anticipated 17th installment of PM KISAN, amounting to more than Rs 20,000 crores, will be disbursed to over 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers by the Prime Minister with a single click of a button from Varanasi.

“Kisan Samman Nidhi” is a central sector scheme launched on 24th February 2019 to supplement the financial needs of all land-holding farmers subject to certain exclusion criteria of higher income status.

He said that maintaining absolute transparency in registering and verifying beneficiaries, the Government of India has disbursed over Rs 3.04 lakh crores till now to more than 11 Crore farmers across the nation and with this release, the total amount transferred to the beneficiaries since the inception of the scheme will cross well over Rs 3.24 lakh crores.

The Union Minister said that on 18 June, the success of the resolution of developed India along with the prosperity of the farmers is going to start.

Because on this day several Union Ministers will also be visiting 50 KVKs to interact with the farmers and create awareness amongst them about the various schemes of the Department.

He said that around 2.5 Crore Farmers will join the event across the country. 732 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Over 1.0 lakh Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, and 5 Lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs) from across the country will also participate in the event to create awareness amongst the farmers.

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