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PM Kisan: Prime Minister Modi Released 14th Installment of About Rs 17,000 crores

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs) across the country, a significant step towards supporting farmers.

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PM Kisan: Prime Minister Modi Released 14th Installment of About Rs 17,000 crores (Photo Source: Narendra Modi Twitter)
PM Kisan: Prime Minister Modi Released 14th Installment of About Rs 17,000 crores (Photo Source: Narendra Modi Twitter)

During his visit to Rajasthan on July 27, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi disbursed the 14th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme, amounting to over Rs 17,000 crore, benefiting more than 8.5 crore farmers. Each eligible farmer will receive Rs 2,000 as part of this 14th installment.

These PMKSKs are designed to be one-stop solutions for farmers' needs, offering vital information on agri-inputs, soil and seed testing facilities, and guidance on various government schemes. The initiative is expected to significantly bolster the agricultural sector and benefit farmers at the grassroots level. Along with this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also laid the foundation stone and dedicated a series of crucial development projects in Sikar, Rajasthan. The projects encompass diverse sectors and are set to positively impact the lives of millions of people across the country.

Another significant milestone was the launch of Urea Gold, a revolutionary variety of Urea coated with Sulphur. This innovation addresses sulfur deficiencies in the soil, improving nitrogen use efficiency in plants and ultimately enhancing crop quality. The introduction of Urea Gold promises to be more economical and efficient than traditional neem-coated urea, thus reducing the consumption of fertilizers and benefiting farmers economically.

Additionally, the Prime Minister inaugurated five new medical colleges at Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Sirohi, Sikar, and Ganganagar, while also laying the foundation stone for seven more medical colleges at Baran, Bundi, Karauli, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, and Tonk. These medical colleges are being established under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the "Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals." This substantial expansion of health infrastructure in Rajasthan will bring quality healthcare closer to the people and create more opportunities for medical education.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated six Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Udaipur, Banswara, Partapgarh, and Dungarpur districts, along with Kendriya Vidyalaya Tivri, Jodhpur. These educational institutions are aimed at providing quality education to the tribal population residing in these regions, ensuring that children from backward and tribal societies have access to better opportunities and a brighter future.

Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to initiate these crucial development programs from the heroic land of Shekhawati. He emphasized that the government is committed to the welfare of farmers and highlighted various schemes and initiatives that have been undertaken to support them.

The Prime Minister praised the efforts of farmers and reiterated that India's development is intrinsically linked to the development of its villages. He emphasized that the government is working tirelessly to ensure that all necessary facilities are available in rural areas, democratizing education and medical opportunities, and reducing the burden of expenses for farmers. He highlighted the direct transfer of funds under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to over 8.5 crore beneficiaries, making it the largest scheme in the world where funds are directly transferred to the bank accounts of farmers. This has provided significant financial support to farmers across the nation.

The Prime Minister's focus on infrastructure development was also evident as he mentioned the inauguration of two hi-tech expressways and investment in tourism facilities. These initiatives are expected to create new opportunities and boost tourism in Rajasthan, further contributing to the state's development.

The event was attended by several dignitaries, including Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra, Union Ministers for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Jal Shakti, Health and Family Welfare, Law and Justice, and State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, among others.

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