Kohima, May 14 (NEx): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth instalment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to eligible farmers. Over Rs 20,000 crore has been disbursed to the bank accounts of more than 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer families across the country.
A total of 1,74,564 farmers from Nagaland received, Rs. 35.62 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday.
Under the PM-KISAN scheme, ₹6000 is transferred directly to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts per year. This amount is paid in quarterly installments of ₹2000 each. The scheme covers all but affluent farmers.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio attended the release of the 8th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday via a video conferencing. Prime Minister also interacted with farmer beneficiaries during the event. Union Agriculture Minister was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that this once in a century pandemic is challenging the world, as it is an invisible enemy in front of us. He said the Government is fighting COVID-19 with all its might and ensuring that every government department is working day & night to ease the pain of the nation.
The Prime Minister remarked that Central Government and all the State Governments together, are making continuous efforts to enable more and more countrymen to get vaccinated at a rapid pace. He said that, so far, around 18 crore vaccine doses have been given across the country. Free vaccination is being administered in government hospitals across the country. Prime Minister urged everyone to register for the vaccine when their turn comes and ensure covid appropriate behaviour at all times.