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PM Modi to launch pension schemes for farmers from poll-bound Jharkhand

India Today logo India Today 12-09-2019 India Today Web Desk
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in poll-bound Jharkhand's Ranchi on Thursday to launch Kisan Mandhan Yojana (KMDY) scheme.

Earlier, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das said Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana is being introduced as a "social security to farmers".

PM Narendra Modi will also launch 'Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana' and 'Swarojgar' pension schemes during his one-day visit to Ranchi.

PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand's 24 districts.

Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the prime minister will also inaugurate the new building of the state Assembly and a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj during his visit to the state.

"The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It will have a cargo storing capacity of 30 tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels," Raghubar said.

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The Jharkhand CM also said that "direct and indirect employment for the local people" will be generated in the multi-modal terminal.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the multi-model vessel terminal built on the banks of river Ganga in Sahebganj.

Earlier, PM Narendra in September last year launched the 'Ayushman Bharat' health scheme from Ranchi.

About Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana will secure the lives of 5 crore small and marginal farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month to those who have attained the age of 60.

The scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,774 crore for the next three years.

All the small and marginal farmers who are currently between the ages of 18 to 40 years are eligible to avail the benefits.

(With inputs from PTI)

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