Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day arrived in Karnataka to undertake a two-day visit to Bengaluru and Tumakuru. As per his schedule, PM Modi paid a visit to the Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru where he unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone for a memorial museum of Shri Shri Shivakumar Swamiji. Also Read - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2020: PM Modi Greets People on Birth Anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru

Today’s occasion graced by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and other dignitaries including Siddalingeshwara Swamy, the PMO release had said. Also Read - Will You Follow Me Back, Tweets Fan, 'Done So,' Replies PM Modi

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across Karnataka in the wake of the PM’s visit. To check the security arrangement, Special Protection Group officials had earlier held a meeting with state government officials. Also Read - PM Modi To Visit Karnataka Today, Will Release Third Installment of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi

During his two-day visit, the Prime Minister will also participate in various programmes across the state.

Further, PM Modi at another public meeting in Tumakuru distributed Krishi Karman Awards and Commendation Awards to various states. During the programme, he also gave away the Agriculture Minister’s Krishi Karman Awards for Progressive Farmers.

The Prime Minister also released the third instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which will help approximately six crore beneficiaries. The development comes as the Central government had in February last year, approved the PM-KISAN scheme, which will provide income support to all small and marginal landholder farmers’ families with cultivable landholding of up to two hectares across the country, by way of payment of Rs 6,000 per year.

As part of the event, he will also hand over certificates to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi from various states and Union Territories.

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: PM Narendra Modi in Bengaluru said, As the Prime Minister of the country, I want to say that the “Central government is ready to support the scientists and innovators of the country at every step.”

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: “I am satisfied that the work was done sincerely on the suggestion of setting up 5 labs in the field of Advanced Technologies and today five such institutes are coming up in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai,” says PM Modi in Bengaluru.

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches five Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientists Laboratories in Bengaluru.

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: “Because of the efforts of our government, the production of spice has increased by more than 25 lakh tons in India, and its export has also increased from about Rs. 15,000 crores to about Rs. 19,000 crores,” says PM Modi in Karnataka.

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: “Under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, money has been deposited in the account of the 8 crore farmers. Also, today in this program, total Rs12,000 crore has been deposited in the account of 6 crore farmer families across the country,” PM Modi added.

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    PM in Karnataka LIVE Updates: “There was a time in the country, when one rupee was sent for the poor and farmers, but only 15 paisa used to reach them and rest 85 paise was consumed by middlemen. Today, all the money that is sent from Delhi is deposited in the farmers’ account,” says PM Modi in Tumakuru.

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