PM Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth Rs 7,500 cr in Shirdi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth around 7,500 crore rupees at Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra this afternoon. Mr Modi launched development work in sectors like health, rail, road, and oil and gas. During the public programme, the Prime Minister also launched the ‘Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana’.  It will benefit more than 86 lakh beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in Maharashtra, by providing an additional amount of six thousand rupees per year to them.

 Speaking on the occasion, The Prime Minister underlined that the welfare of the poor is the highest priority of the double-engine government and informed about increasing the budget for the same as the country’s economy is expanding. The Prime Minister emphasized that the government is committed to the empowerment of farmers. He informed that in the 7 years food grain worth 13.5 lakh crore rupees was procured under MSP while this figure was a mere 3.5 lakh crore during the tenure of earlier government. Oilseed and pulses worth 1lakh 15 thousand crore were procured after 2014. Direct Benefit transfer has removed corruption and leakage, he said. The Prime Minister said that centre started PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and 2 lakh 60 thousand crores rupees have been given to crores of small farmers across the country.  He said, 26,000 crores rupees has also been transferred directly into the bank accounts of small farmers of Maharashtra.

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