Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on February 24 the government scheme of giving Rs. 6,000 annual financial assistance to farmers which was announced in the interim budget, a senior BJP leader said on Wednesday. The first installment of Rs. 2,000 will be credited in farmers’ accounts by the prime minister at the proposed Kisan Maha Adhiveshan at Fertilizer ground in Gorakhpur, BJP zonal vice president Stayendra Sinha said.
On Wednesday, BJP state president Sunil Bansal along with party MPs and MLAs took stock of preparation at the rally ground. “PM Modi will inaugurate the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna, announced in the budget, under which the first installment of Rs. 2,000 will be credited in farmers’ account. There will be a huge rush of over 7,000 farmers from Gorakhpur and surrounding districts for which the preparation is in full swing,” said Mr Sinha.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, farmers cultivating up to two hectares (5 acres) will get a direct cash support of Rs. 6,000 annually, payable in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 each. Special transport arrangements have been made to ferry farmers from different areas to the rally ground, Mr Sinha said.