17 October 2022, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan & Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition 2022. On the occasion, he made 3 big announcement for the agriculture sector and Indian farmers.
- PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme 12th Instalment
PM Modi released the 12th PM Kisan Samman Nidhi instalment at Kisan sammelan organised at New Delhi today. This instalment of 16 thousand crore was credited to more than 8 crore farmers in India and this was also the biggest event of direct bank transfer (DBT) in history in India.
Since the launch of this scheme, more than Rs 2 lakh crore has been directly transferred to the bank accounts of farmers. For small farmers who are more than 85 percent of the country’s farmers, this is a huge support.
- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendra (PM-KSK)
600 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendra were inaugurated today by PM Modi. Kisan Samruddhi Kendras have been developed by redeveloping existing fertilizer shops into one stop shops for the farmers. On these shops, the farmers will be able to purchase seeds, Bharat Brand fertilizers, pesticides all at one shop without the need to visit 2-3 shops to buy agri-inputs. They will also be able to rent agriculture machines including drones. These centres will also help farmers in understanding agriculture schemes.
- Bharat Brand Fertilizer
Farmers in India used to buy fertilizers of different companies. They used to get confused with the names of companies and also the perception about the quality of different fertilizers sold by various companies in the market. Even though the government provides subsidy on fertilisers and helps in procurement, the farmers were always doubtful about quality of fertilizer offered by various companies.
To remove all the doubt, the government has implemented Bharat Brand fertilisers. All the fertilisers like Urea, DAP, NPK, MOP, etc will now be named as Bharat Urea, Bharat DAP etc.
With the implementation of this new Bharat brand fertilizer, all the fertilizer bags will look the same, hence farmers can buy without being doubtful about the quality of the fertilizer. The farmers will be able to buy these Bharat brand fertilizer from Kisan Samruddhi Kendra. The government is in process to develop 3.25 lakh Kisan Samruddhi Kendra across India to provide better service to the farmers.
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