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PM Modi releases 17th installment of PM-KISAN scheme in Varanasi, over 9 crore farmers to get benefits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme in Varanasi on Tuesday. This will provide benefits amounting to over Rs.20,000 crore to more than 9.26 crore farmers, as per an official statement. The Prime Minister will also distribute the certificates to more than 30,000 SHGs trained as Krishi Sakhis to work as para extension workers.

Over 2.5 crore farmers joined the event
According to the details, more than 2.5 crore farmers joined the event including those at 732 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), over 1 lakh Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, and 5 lakh Common Service Centres across the country. On the 50 selected Krishi Vikas Kendras (KVKs), a special event is being organized where good number of farmers will join the event. On these centers, several Union Ministers will also visit and interact with the farmers.

The farmers will also be sensitized about good agricultural practices, new emerging technologies in the agricultural field, practising climate resilient agriculture, etc. They will also be educated how to check their PM-KISAN beneficiary status, payment status, how to use Kisan-eMitra Chatbot, etc. Union Ministers will also distribute certificates to the trained Krishi Sakhis of the area.



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