Lucknow: Come Sunday and nearly 12 crore farmers across the country would be benefited by PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. In what might be the largest-ever direct disbursement of cash under the farmer support scheme, Rs 25,000 crore would be transferred into the bank accounts of farmers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Also Read - Reliance Jio Launches Free Video-Conferencing App JioMeet, 1 Lakh Users Download it Instantly
The scheme would be launched at the national farmers’ convention in Gorakhpur on Sunday. PM Modi will transfer the first instalment of Rs 2,000 to every small and marginal farmer, identified in the first rollout of the scheme, said a leading daily. Also Read - Karnataka's 'Man of Ponds' Rewarded Lifetime Free Bus Services for Digging 16 Ponds
A leading daily quoted BJP MP and national president of the BJP Kisan Morcha Virendra Singh as saying said the groundwork had been done for the launch of the scheme. Also Read - PM Modi Shares 'Good News' on Asiatic Lion Population in Gujarat's Gir, Credits Community Participation
“Around 90 lakh small and marginal farmers will be benefited in UP itself,” UP BJP Kisan Morcha president Raja Verma said.
The scheme has drawn from the Telangana government’s Rythu Bandhu scheme that ensures majority farmers get Rs 5,000 per acre per year for two crops. The sop is also seen as a move to counter to Congress’ farm loan waiver, implemented soon after the governments were formed in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan from BJP.
The farmer convention in Gorakhpur would be inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday while the PM would be there for the closing ceremony. He will also inaugurate the Pipraich sugar mill in the district.
PM Modi has been to the state many times, laying foundations and dedicating projects in Varanasi, and the Congress strongholds of Rae Bareli and Amethi where he would launch a project for the manufacture of Kalashnikov rifles under Indo-Russian collaboration.
During his recent visit to Varanasi on Tuesday, Modi dedicated at least 47 infrastructural projects worth over Rs 3,382 crore.