PM Modi addresses rally in Shimla, transfers Rs 21,000 cr digitally to farmers


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ at the Ridge in Shimla today and also took out a prcoession on the Mall Road. This programme marked the completion of eight years of the Central government led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister also released the 11th  installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on the occasion by transferring an amount of around Rs 21,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families of the country.

The Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of (PM-KISAN) across the country from Ladakh, Bihar, Tripura, Karnataka,  Gujarat virtually and with Sama Devi of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh actually at The Ridge Shimla.

He expressed happiness for releasing the financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme nationwide from Shimla.

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He added that today due to the trinity of Jan Dhan-Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM), the money is reaching the beneficiary directly in their Jan Dhan bank accounts.

Earlier there was a compulsion to suffer smoke in the kitchen, today there is a facility to get LPG cylinders from the Ujjwala scheme. Earlier there was the shame of open defecation now poor have the dignity of toilets. Earlier there was helplessness to raise money for treatment, today every poor has the support of Ayushman Bharat.

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that AIIMS has been opened in Bilaspur and medical colleges opened at Hamirpur, Nahan and Chamba and this was possible only with the financial support of the Central Government.

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He said that the State Government organized Global Investor Meet in 2019 at Dharamshala which was graced by the Prime Minister. He said that till date, more than Rs 50,000 cr has been invested in the state.

Chief Minister said that the State has also succeeded in getting approval of a Medical Device Park from the Government of India.  He said that an investment of Rs 5,000 crore would be made in this Medical Device Park to be built in Nalagarh which would provide employment to over 10,000 youth of the state.

Jai Ram Thakur said that like the four states which had gone to polls recently,  BJP government in the state would also ensure Mission Repeat and come into power in the 2022 Assembly Elections.