PM Kisan Yojana / The money for the 17th installment of Kisan Yojana will come in the account on this date

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 16, 2024, 08:18 AM
PM Kisan Yojana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi for the first time on June 18 after assuming power. During this, he will release the 17th installment of PM-Kisan Yojana worth more than Rs 20,000 crore for 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers across the country. That is, the 17th installment of PM Kisan will be released on June 18. After taking oath as Prime Minister, PM Modi first signed the file related to the release of the 17th installment of PM-Kisan Yojana. ”

Launched in the year 2019, PM-Kisan is a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) initiative. Under this, beneficiary farmers receive an annual amount of Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to meet their financial needs. Chauhan said that since the launch of the scheme, the Center has distributed an amount of more than Rs 3.04 lakh crore to more than 11 crore farmers across the country.

100-day road map being prepared

The government is preparing a 100-day plan for the agriculture sector, emphasising its commitment towards the welfare of farmers and the overall development of the agriculture scenario in the country. So far, over 34,000 Krishi Sakhis out of the targeted 70,000 have been certified as para-extension workers in 12 states - Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Will also distribute certificates

Modi will also distribute certificates to over 30,000 members of self-help groups (SHGs) who have been trained as Krishi Sakhis, so that they can work as para-extension workers and help fellow farmers in farming. Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while speaking to reporters, reiterated the government's commitment to the agriculture sector. Chouhan said, "Agriculture has always been the priority of Prime Minister Modi in the last two terms. He took many important decisions in the interest of farmers.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may also attend

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and various ministers of the state may attend the event in Varanasi. The Agriculture Minister also highlighted the Krishi Sakhi Yojana, which is a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Rural Development. The scheme aims to train 90,000 women from self-help groups as semi-extension agricultural workers to help the farming community and earn additional income.