Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate PM Kisan Samman Sammelan in New Delhi today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi today. More than 13 thousand farmers from across the country and around one thousand five hundred Agri Startups will participate in the conference. More than one crore farmers, from various institutions, are also expected to attend the event virtually.The conference will also witness participation of researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders.Mr Modi will also release the 12th installment amount of 16 thousand crore rupees under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi through Direct Benefit Transfer. Under the scheme, eligible farmer families are provided a benefit of six thousand rupees per year in three equal installments of two thousand rupees each. So far, eligible farmer families have received benefits of more than two lakh crore rupees under PM-KISAN. Our correspondent reports that Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition. About three hundred startups will showcase their innovation related to Precision Farming, Post-Harvest and Value Add Solutions, Allied Agriculture, and Supply Chain Management among others.AIR correspondent reports that during the event, Prime Minister will inaugurate six hundred Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Under it, the fertilizer retail shops in the country will be converted into Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras in a phased manner. The Kendras will cater to a wide variety of needs of the farmers and provide agri-inputs, testing facilities for soil, seeds, and fertilizers, and generate awareness among farmers. More than three lakh 30 thousand retail fertilizer shops are planned to be converted into Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras. During the event, Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana – One Nation One Fertilizer. Under the scheme, Bharat Urea Bags will be launched which will help companies market fertilizers under the single brand name “Bharat”. The government is making it mandatory for fertilizer companies to market their goods under the brand name Bharat to standardize fertilizer brands across the nation.
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