17 October 2022, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan & Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition 2022 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi today.
The event is hosting 300 startups working in agriculture. The startups are showcasing their innovations related to precision farming, post-harvest technology, mechanisation, supply chain management and logistics. The platform will help startups to interact with the farmers, FPOs, agri experts and corporates, etc.
The event also has workshops and technical sessions for the farmers. This would also include interaction of startups with venture capitalists to pitch their products and services in agriculture.
On this occasion, PM Modi also released the 12th PM Kisan Samman Nidhi instalment of 16 thousand crores to more than 8 crore farmers in India which was one of the biggest event of direct bank transfer (DBT) in history in India.
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendra (PM-KSK)
PM Modi also inaugurated 300 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras which will act as one stop shop for the farmers. The farmers will be able to purchase seeds, fertilizers, pesticides. They will also be able to rent agriculture machines including drones. These centres will also help farmers in understanding agriculture schemes.
Bharat Brand Fertilizer
The government plans to open about 3.25 lakh Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras stores across India. These shops will also sell Bharat brand fertilizers like urea, NPK, DAP, etc.
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