PM Inaugurates ‘Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras’
- Prime Minister inaugurated 600 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK)
- Launched Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana – One Nation One Fertiliser
- Released the 12th instalment amount of Rs. 16,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer
- Launched ‘Indian Edge’, an e-magazine on fertiliser
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 17 October inaugurated PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. He also inaugurated 600 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers. Furthermore, the Prime Minister also launched Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana – “One Nation, One Fertiliser.”
During the event, he also released the 12th instalment amount of Rs. 16,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition. He also launched ‘Indian Edge’, an e-magazine on fertiliser.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said Kisan Sammelan is a means to make the lives of farmers easier, boost their capability and promote advanced agricultural techniques. More than 600 Pradan Mantri Sammridhi Kendra have been inaugurated today, Shri Modi said. He further elaborated that these Kendras are not merely sales centres for fertiliser but a mechanism for establishing a deep bond with the farmers of the country.
Rs. 16,000 Cr Kisan Samman Nidhi Released
Regarding the fresh instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the Prime Minister said that the money reaches the accounts of the farmers directly without involving any middleman. “Another instalment of Rs 16,000 crore has also been released to crores of farmer families as PM Kisan Samman Nidhi”. The Prime Minister also said ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojan’ – “One Nation, One Fertiliser” has also been launched which is a scheme of ensuring affordable quality fertiliser of Bharat brand to the farmers.
The Prime Minister remarked that India is rapidly moving towards self-sufficiency in liquid nano urea production. Shri Modi pointed out, “Nano Urea is a medium to produce more with less cost.” Stating its benefits, the Prime Minister said that a sack full of urea can now be replaced by a single bottle of nano urea. He further added that the transportation costs of urea would also go down significantly.
Fertiliser Reform Story of India
The Prime Minister mentioned two new measures in the fertiliser reform story of India. Firstly, a campaign is being initiated today to develop more than 3.25 lakh fertiliser shops across the country as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras. These will be centres where farmers can buy not only fertilisers and seeds but also implement soil testing and avail useful information about farming techniques. Secondly, with “One Nation, One Fertiliser”, the farmer is going to get rid of all kinds of confusion about the quality of the fertiliser and its availability.
“One Nation One, Fertiliser”
The Prime Minister also launched Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana – “One Nation, One Fertiliser”. Under the scheme, Prime Minister launched Bharat Urea Bags, which will help companies market fertilisers under the single brand name ‘Bharat’.
“Now the urea sold in the country will be of the same name, same brand and same quality and this brand is Bharat! Now urea will be available only under ‘Bharat’ brand name in the entire country”, Shri Modi remarked. He further added that it will result in reducing the cost of fertilisers and increase their availability.