PM-KISAN scheme launched: 'Why make farmers bear brunt of politics', asks Modi
Gorakhpur, Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday noon where he launched the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, announced by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal during the vote-on-account Budget session on February 1, 2019.
"We welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. We are proud of the PM for having been honoured with Seoul Peace Prize," said UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Calling it a historic day, Modi said this is a scheme that will give wings to the aspirations of crores of hardworking farmers of India who feed our nation.
The launch of the scheme demonstrated two things, Modi said - NDA's unwavering commitment to farmer welfare and speedy decision making, being launched on February 24 after having announced it on February 1.
While rival parties are working for the upliftment of their families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that welfare and dignity of the farmers will be his top priority. In his five-year tenure he has launched several scheme's," said Union agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh.