PM’s visit to Sikar, Rajasthan
Releases 14th instalment amount of about Rs 17,000 crores under PM-KISAN
Dedicates more than 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras
In a significant move Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the 14th instalment amount of about Rs 17,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to 8.5 crore beneficiaries and dedicated to the nation various development projects in Sikar, Rajasthan on 27 July, 2023. The PM also dedicated to the nation more than 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs), launched the Urea Gold- a new variety of Urea coated with Sulphur, onboarded 1600 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), inaugurated 5 new medical colleges, laid the foundation stone for 7 medical colleges in the state. PM Shri Narendra Modi also addressed a massive rally in Sikar, Rajasthan on the same day.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister paid tributes to the crores of farmers that have joined the program from numerous places in the country. He expressed gratitude for getting the opportunity to initiate various development programs and mentioned the direct transfer of the instalment under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to crores of farmer-beneficiaries.
1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras
Speaking about the dedication of more than 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras in the country, the Prime Minister said that it would directly benefit crores of farmers at the village and block level. He also mentioned the onboarding of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) and said that it would make it easier for the farmers to take their produce to the market from any part of the country. He also mentioned the launch of Urea Gold, new medical colleges and Eklavya Model Schools. The Prime Minister congratulated the people of India as well as crores of farmers for today’s development projects.
From seed to market
The Prime Minister said that the current government at the centre understands the pains and needs of the farmers. The Prime Minister explained how, from seed to market (Beej se Bazaar tak) new systems have been created in the last 9 years. He recalled that the Soil Health Card scheme was launched in Suratgarh in 2015. Through the scheme, crores of farmers are making optimal decisions based on the knowledge about the health of the soil. He said 1.25 PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs) will pave the way for the prosperity of the farmers. These Kendras are being developed as one-stop shops for the needs of the farmers. These centres will also provide advanced modern information on agriculture-related issues to the farmers. The Prime Minister informed that an additional 1.75 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs) will be established before the end of the year.
PM Kissan Samman Nidhi
The Prime Minister said that the present Government is working in all earnest to reduce the expenses of the farmers and support them in their time of need. Referring to PM Kissan Samman Nidhi, the Prime Minister said that it is the largest scheme in the world where funds are directly transferred into the bank accounts of farmers. He informed that more than 2 lakh 60 thousand crore rupees have been directly transferred to the bank accounts of farmers so far if today’s 14th instalment is to be included which has been beneficial to the farmers in covering various expenses. He said that the price of urea in the country is an example of the government saving the farmers’ expenses. Speaking about the prices of fertilizers, the Prime Minister informed that the bag of urea which costs Rs 266 in India costs about Rs 800 in Pakistan, about Rs 720 in Bangladesh, about Rs 2100 in China and about Rs 3000 in USA. “The government will not let the urea prices bother our farmers”, Shri Modi said.
Branding millets as Shree Anna
The Prime Minister talked about the promotion of millet and measures like branding millets as Shree Anna. He said that through the promotion of Shree Anna, its production, processing and export are increasing. He recalled the presence of millets in the Official White House dinner during his recent visit.
Good schools and education in the villages
For decades, the Prime Minister said that the villages and the poor were also left behind due to a lack of good schools and education in the villages and lamented that the children of backward and tribal societies had no means to fulfil their dreams. Shri Modi mentioned that the present government increased the budget and resources for education and opened Eklavya residential schools which have hugely benefited the tribal youth.
“Success becomes big only when the dreams are big”, the Prime Minister said. Shri Modi stated that the Government is investing in infrastructure and developing facilities related to tourism which will result in new opportunities for Rajasthan as well.
Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Kailash Choudhary were present on the occasion among others.
• Dedicates more than 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras.
• Releases 14th instalment amount of about Rs 17,000 crores under PM-KISAN.
• Launches onboarding of 1600 Farmer Producer Organisations on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
• Launches Urea Gold – Sulphur Coated Urea.
• Inaugurate 5 new medical colleges and lays foundation stone for 7 medical colleges.
• Government at the centre understands the pains and needs of the farmers.
• The government will not let the urea prices bother our farmers. When a farmer goes to buy urea, he has the belief that there is Modi’s guarantee.
• India can be Viksit only with Viksit villages.
• It is our priority to create modern infrastructure in Rajasthan.