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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: ‘You consider yourself a servant of Lord Rama and I am your ‘Pradhan Sevak’. You consider yourself to be Ganga’s son and I have been engaged in your service on Mother Ganga’s call,’ says PM Modi.
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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: You have fulfilled the dream of turning Triveni Sangam into a confluence of spirituality, faith and modernity, says PM Modi to the gathering.

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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: Under this Namami Gange mission, 32 nullahs falling in the Ganga in Prayagraj have been closed. Only after treating the polluted water through the sewer-treatment plant, it was flown in the Ganges, says PM Modi.

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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: Before October 2, 2019, the whole country will be free of open defecation. Cleanliness of Prayagraj has emerged as a great inspiration for the whole country, said PM Modi.

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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: It is due to people’s support that ‘Divya Kumbh turned out to be Bhavya Kumbh, says, PM Modi.

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    PM Modi in Prayagraj Live: UP CM Yogi Adityanath calls PM Modi, the world’s most powerful leader, welcomes him to Prayagraj’s Kumbh.

Prayagraj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Kumbh in Prayagraj and took a holy dip in Triveni Sangam. The PM thereafter tweeted his enriching experience and said, “Had the good fortune of taking a holy dip at the Kumbh. Prayed for the well being of 130 crore Indians.” Also Read - Loco Pilot Held For Raping, Blackmailing Minor UP Girl

PM Modi interact with sanitation employees and even honoured them. Addressing the gathering at the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, organised by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, PM Modi lauded the steps taken by Safaikarmcharis and how Prayagraj’s cleanliness has inspired the entire country. He also distributed the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to ‘Safai karmacharis’ (sanitation employees), ‘swachhagrahis’, police personnel and ‘naviks’ (boatmen). The PM also made the digital announcement of Swachh Seva Samman Benefits package. Also Read - When Coronavirus Vaccine Comes, These People Will be Inoculated First | Check Full List

Earlier in the day, PM Modi launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the income-transfer scheme, at a farmers’ rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district. This cash-transfer scheme is targeted mainly at small and marginal farmers. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Will be Ready in Next Few Weeks: PM Modi at All-Party Meeting | Key Points

The scheme which was announced in the interim budget 2019-20, was launched from the Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCI) ground by pressing a button. An electronic transfer of the first instalment of Rs 2,000 to nearly 1 crore farmers were made. PM Modi then announced that under the scheme, Rs 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding or ownership of up to two hectares.

According to the statement released by the government, “The PM-KISAN scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of small and marginal farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income at the end of each crop cycle. This would also protect them from falling in the clutches of moneylenders for meeting such expenses and ensure their continuance in farming activities.”

PM Modi had earlier tweeted, “Tomorrow’s launch of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi demonstrates two things: NDA’s unwavering commitment to farmer welfare. Speedy decision making- a scheme announced on 1st February has become a reality in such a short span. This is the new work culture of New India!”