Hazaribagh: Prime minister Narendra Modi today said that under the Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana a sum of Rs 7.50 lakh crore would be deposited in the accounts of 12 crore farmers of the country in the course of the next 10 years. Addressing a packed Gandhi Maidan located at Matwari here during which he inaugurated medical colleges in Hazaribagh Dumka and Palamu and
laid foundation stones for four 500 bed hospitals in Hazaribagh Dumka Palamu and Jamshedpur and a host of another public welfare and development schemes he said that the Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana would help the farmers to buy agricultural equipment seeds and fertilizers and free them from the clutches of the middlemen and the loan sharks.
He said that the scheme would benefit 12 crore farmers in the country which would also include 22 lakh farmers from Jharkhand. He said that both the central and the state governments were working for making the farmers free from the middlemen and ensuring that the money for ration pension and even scholarship is given through the DBT in the bank accounts. Enthused by the huge turnout at the venue the Prime Minister said that previously also he has visited Hazaribagh but every time he comes the turnout of the people breaks the previous records. He said it is this blessing of the people who turn up in large numbers which give him the strength to work day and night for their betterment.
Mr Modi said that Jharkhand was the land of revolutionaries. He said that Bhagwan Birsa Munda and many other freedom fighters from Jharkhand have made their contributions during the nation’s freedom struggle movement. The Prime Minister also paid his respects to Bijay Soreng who was martyred in Pulwama and saluted his family. “ His children are bravely fighting the situation and as an indebt nation it is our responsibility to look after the family of the martyrs as guardians,” he said.
Adding further the Prime Minister said that Jharkhand also witnessed the launch of the world’s largest healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat which has benefited people across the length and the breadth of the country and in Jharkhand too 57,000 people were treated under the scheme. He said that recently he had witnessed a report in the media according to which the second big tumour operation in the country was performed in Jamshedpur under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.