PM Modi transfers 21,000 crore rupees as 11th installment to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families
By Our Correspondent, 31/05/2022, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ at historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla today. The programme marks the completion of eight years of the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was organized across the country at State Capitals, District Headquarters, and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

The Prime Minister also released the 11th  installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on the occasion by transferring an amount of around Rs. 21,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families of the country.

On this occasion, Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of various central schemes across the country.

The Prime minister also interacted with Tashi Tundup from Ladakh, Lalita Devi from Bihar, Pankaj Shani from West Tripura, Santoshi from Kalburgi of Karnataka,  Arvind from Mehsana Gujarat virtually and Sama Devi of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh actually at The Ridge Shimla. 

Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed his happiness to be present in Himachal on this momentous occasion. He congratulated and wished the farmers as more than 10 crore farmers have received the money in their bank accounts through the PM Kisan scheme. He expressed happiness for releasing the financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme nationwide from Shimla. He thanked the people for giving him the opportunity to serve 130 crore citizens.

 The Prime Minister lamented that before 2014, the earlier government had considered corruption as an essential part of the system, then instead of fighting corruption, the government had succumbed to it, then the country was watching that the money for schemes was looted before reaching the needy. He added that today due to the trinity of Jan Dhan-Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM), the money is reaching the beneficiary directly in their Jan Dhan bank accounts. Earlier there was a compulsion to suffer smoke in the kitchen, today there is a facility to get LPG cylinders from the Ujjwala scheme. Earlier there was the shame of open defecation now poor have the dignity of toilets. Earlier there was helplessness to raise money for treatment, today every poor has the support of Ayushman Bharat. Earlier there was a fear of triple talaq, now there is the courage to fight for one’s right

The Prime minister while appreciating the good work done by the Jai Ram Thakur government in the State during the pandemic, said that the Himachal Pradesh Government has shown the way to other States of the country by becoming the first in administrating first and second doses of covid-19 vaccine.

He also appreciated the good work done by the Himachal Government's ineffective implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the State. He said that the Baddi area of the State played a major role in the supply of medicines to combat corona pandemic.

Noting the contribution of every family of Himachal to the armed forces the Prime Minister said it is this government that implemented One Rank One Pension after waiting for four decades and gave arrears to the ex-servicemen. Every family of Himachal has benefited a lot. Vote bank politics has happened in our country for decades and has done a lot of damage to the country. He said we are working to build a new India, not a vote bank.