NAMRUP: In a historic celebration of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 15th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Wednesday. This significant event marked the digital transfer of an impressive Rs 18,000 crore to the bank accounts of over eight crore farmers across the nation. Participating in the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas festivities, the Prime Minister digitally facilitated the fund transfer, reaffirming the government’s unwavering commitment to supporting the agricultural community.
The momentous occasion unfolded not only in Khunti but also simultaneously at the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendra (PMKSK) Namrup and various other PMKSK centers nationwide, including those across Assam. The Namrup event featured the presence of senior officials, employees, and local farmers, all seamlessly connected to the main event via video conference. The PM-KISAN scheme, a cornerstone in empowering farmers to meet their agricultural and incidental needs, provides financial assistance of Rs 6,000 per year, distributed in three equal instalments directly into farmers’ bank accounts. With the release of the 15th installment, the cumulative disbursement under the scheme has now reached an impressive Rs 2.62 lakh crore.
In tandem with the PM-KISAN installment release, Prime Minister Modi launched the “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra,” a nationwide programme aimed at reaching out to citizens who are eligible for various central schemes but have not benefitted so far. He flagged off five specially designed IEC (Information, Education and Communication) vans from Khunti to mark the launch of the yatra. Simultaneously, similar vans were set in motion from various districts nationwide, particularly those with a substantial tribal population, stated a press release.