PM Narendra Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore under PM-KISAN Yojana, reiterating commitment to work for farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 18 released Rs. 20,000 crore as part of the income support scheme for over 9.26 crore farmers during the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan in Varanasi. This visit also marked his first to his Lok Sabha constituency since assuming office for the third consecutive term as the Prime Minister.

With the release of its 17th installment, over 9.26 crore farmers were benefitted totaling more than Rs. 20,000 crore. Moreover, the PM also handed out 30,000 certificates to self-help groups trained as Krishi Sakhis, who will work as para-extension workers.

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The first action of PM Modi after taking the oath was to authorize the release of 17th installment of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, amounting to Rs. 20,000 crore, directly transferred to the bank accounts of eligible farmers.