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PM Modi to interact with farmers from 6 states, release ₹18K crores to beneficiaries under PM-KISAN on Dec 25


The event is being held amid the ongoing farmers’ stir against the newly-formulated farm laws. The agitation on the Delhi’s borders is now nearing a month.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday interact with farmers from six different states as part of an event to release the next instalment of financial benefit under a central scheme. The Prime Minister’s Office informed on Wednesday that the event will be held virtually.
As per details available, the PM will initiate the transfer of more than Rs 18,000 crores to over nine crore beneficiary farmer families. The event is due to start at 12 noon and will be telecast live.
The event is being held amid the ongoing farmers’ stir against the newly-formulated farm laws. The agitation on the Delhi’s borders is now nearing a month.
“PM Narendra Modi will release next instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on December 25 via video conferencing. PM will enable the transfer of more than Rs 18,000 crores to more than 9 crores beneficiary farmer families,” the PMO said.
“PM Modi will also have a conversation with farmers from six different states during the event. The farmers will share their experiences with PM-KISAN and also on various other initiatives taken by the government for farmers’ welfare. Agriculture Minister will also be present,” it added.
More farm reforms in future: Agri minister
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today reiterated that the present government has brought in reforms in the agriculture sector and more were on the anvil.
“We’ve undertaken some reforms and will bring more in future,” he told a press briefing, while also informing about the PM’s scheduled interaction.
He thanks banks for bringing more farmers under the Kisan Credit Card scheme coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. “I would also like to thank banks, as they brought more than 1 crore farmers under Kisan Credit Card cover during the pandemic and gave farmers Rs 1 lakh crores in the last 8 months,” Tomar stated.
“Through various schemes, we will fill all gaps in the agriculture sector, which will benefit farmers and ensure they get the right price…Even during COVID-19 pandemic, we saw that work related to farming and agriculture wasn’t affected,” he added

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