PM to interact with farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today release the next instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) at 12 noon via video conferencing.

With the push of a button, the Prime Minister will enable the transfer of more than Rs 18,000 crores to more than 9 crores beneficiary farmer families.

The Prime Minister will also have a conversation with farmers from six different states during the event. The farmers will share their experiences with PM-KISAN and also on various other initiatives taken by the government for the welfare of farmers. Union Agriculture Minister will also be present on the occasion.

BJP general secretary Arun Singh told reporters that the party has made arrangements for farmers’ participation in more than 19,000 venues across the country, and the party’s members will also be present.

In Uttar Pradesh alone, more than 3,000 venues have been chosen, he said. While one crore farmers will directly participate, over five crore of them will hear Modi’s speech, he claimed, saying the party will observe the exercise like a festival.

‘Despite protests in some places, the country’s farmers have been standing with Modi,’ Singh said, citing a number of government schemes to benefit them.