On 2nd PM-Kisan anniversary, Modi says government intends to double farmers' income

On 2nd PM-Kisan anniversary, Modi says government intends to double farmers' income


t the second commemoration of the PM-Kisan program on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the BJP government at the center was doing everything possible to double the farmers' wages. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said the government was "respectful of making a historic increase in MSP for plant purchases. Over the past seven years, the Indian government has taken a number of efforts to transform agriculture. From better irrigation to more technology, more debt and markets to proper crop insurance, with a focus on global health to eradicate middle class, efforts are all-inclusive,". "On this day, two years ago the PM-Kisan program was launched with the aim of ensuring the health and prosperity of our hardworking, day and night farmers to keep our nation nourished" he further added.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) program, provides subsidies to all smallholder and marginalized families on two hectares of arable land across the country. He also said comprehensible content can be found in the NaMo App, which provides an overview of the work done for farmers.

The premier's remarks come on the second day of the launch of the PM-Kisan program where a cash benefit of Rs 6,000 a year is provided to small and medium farmers, at a cost of three equal amounts of Rs 2,000 each. The fund is transferred directly to the beneficiaries' bank accounts. The talks were also important as they joined the farmers' strike on the Delhi and Haryana and Uttar Pradesh border demands the reinstatement of the Farmers' 'Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Validation and Farm Services Act, and the Important Property Act (Amendment).

Protesting farmers have expressed concern that the rules will pave the way for the disbandment of the MSP program, leaving them "sympathetic" to large companies. However, the government is adamant that the new rules will bring farmers better opportunities and introduce new agricultural technologies.