It is proposed to convert 3,30,499 retail fertilizer shops into PM-KSKs.
15 October 2022, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will inaugurate 600 PM-Kisan Samridhi Kendras (PM-KSKs) in New Delhi on Monday.
At present there are about 2.7 lakh fertilizer retail outlets at village, sub-district/ sub-division/ taluka and district level in the country. They are retail shops of company managed by co-operative or private dealers. Retail fertilizer shops will be converted into one stop shops in a phased manner called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samridhi Kendra.
PM-KSK will cater to the needs of farmers in the country and agri inputs (fertilizers, seeds, equipment); Provide testing facilities for soil, seeds, fertilizers; Awareness generation among farmers; Provide information about various government schemes and ensure regular capacity building of retailers at block/district level sales centers. At least one retail shop at each district level will be converted into a model shop in the pilot phase. It is proposed to convert 3,30,499 retail fertilizer shops into PM-KSKs.
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