The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme worth Rs 75,000 cr was formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gorakhpur. On the occasion, he also disbursed the first installment of Rs 2,000 cr for 1 crore plus farmers. Under the scheme a grant of Rs 6,000 annually in 3 installments would be given to farmers, whose land holdings are upto 2 hectares and less.
Modi criticised the UPA government for not working enough for th farmers and said that this government is for poor and the farmers and is working towards doubling their income by 2022.
–By Staff Reporter