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PM Modi launches pension scheme for small, marginal farmers


RANCHI: Aiming to secure the lives of the farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana at Ranchi, the Capital of Jharkhand.

Under the scheme, 5 Crore Small and Marginal Farmers would be provided with a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month after attaining 60 years of age.

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Prime Minister also launched the National Pension Scheme for the Traders and the Self-Employed.

The scheme aims at providing a minimum assured pension of Rs 3000, to small traders and self – employed after attaining the age of 60 Years.

Around 3 Crore Small traders would be benefited from the scheme.

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PM said the electoral promise of a strong government that will fulfill their aspirations is delivered.

“I said that every farmer family of the country will get the benefit of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi after the formation of the new government. Today, more than 21 thousand crore rupees have been deposited in the accounts of about six and a half crore farmer families of the country.

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There are also 8 lakh farmer families of Jharkhand, in whose account about two hundred and fifty crores have been deposited.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated “Development is our priority as well as commitment. Our government is trying to provide a shield of social security to every Indian.”

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“Government is becoming the companion of those who need it the most. Since March this year, a similar pension scheme is going on for crores of unorganized sector workers of the country.”

“More than 32 lakh laborers have also joined the Shramayogi Manadhan Yojana. More than 22 crore people have joined Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, out of which more than 30 lakh beneficiaries are from Jharkhand only.

Also under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, about 44 lakh poor patients have been benefited, out of which about 3 lakh are from Jharkhand.”

In an effort to empower all, the Prime Minister today launched 462 Ekalavya Model Schools across the country in Tribal Dominated Areas. The schools would focus to provide quality upper primary, secondary and senior secondary level education to ST Students in these areas.

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“These  Eklavya schools will not only serve as  medium of education for tribal children but there will also be facilities for sports and skill development along with protection of local arts and culture.In these schools, the government will spend more than one lakh rupees a year on every tribal child.”

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