PM Narendra Modi in UP today: Holy dip at Kumbh, launch PM-KISAN in Gorakhpur

The Prime Minister will take a bath at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and will launch the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), the scheme announced in the interim budget 2019-20, during his visit to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
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The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stones for various development projects in Gorakhpur. (Reuters file photo)



HIGHLIGHTS

  • PM Modi will present awards to sanitation workers in Kumbh
  • He will transfer first installment of PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur
  • Will also interact with beneficiaries of PM-KISAN through video conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the ongoing Kumbh at Prayagraj on Sunday, an official statement said on Saturday.

At the Kumbh, he will participate in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

The Prime Minister will distribute the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to ‘Safai karmacharis’ (sanitation employees), ‘swachhagrahis’, police personnel and ‘naviks’ (boatmen). “There will also be the digital announcement of Swachh Seva Samman Benefits package,” said the statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office.

Modi will later address the gathering.

The Prime Minister will take a bath at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and also interact with sanitation employees.

“Cleanliness and Swacch Bharat initiatives were given unprecedented focus in Kumbh organized at Prayagraj this year. The Prime Minister by presenting the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhar awards will honour those who have played a vital role in ensuring a Swachh Kumbh,” the statement added.

Modi to launch PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will launch the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), the scheme announced in the interim budget 2019-20, during his visit to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

He will launch the scheme from the Fertilizer Corporation of India ground by pressing a button to electronically transfer the first instalment of Rs 2,000 to selected farmers, a government statement said on Saturday.

Under the scheme, Rs 6,000 will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of up to two hectares.

The amount will be given in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each and will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme.

The Prime Minister will also distribute certificates to select farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and interact with select beneficiaries of through video conferencing.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation, various development projects in Gorakhpur.

Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/narendra-modi-kumbh-gorakhpur-pm-kisan-1463562-2019-02-24

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