Mnp. CM launches ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’
Imphal, Feb. 24 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), an income support scheme for farmers at Mayang Imphal under Imphal west district.
PM-KISAN is a scheme initiative by Government of India in which 120 million small and marginal Indian farmers who have less than 2 hectares (4.9 acres) of landholding will get upto INR 6,000 per year as minimum income support.
Out of 14 crore farmers in the country, the chief minister said 10,500 would be benefited under the scheme.
Addressing the launching programme, Biren said that the Prime Minister’s Office has recommended the proposal amounting to around INR 2600 crore for setting up of water supply schemes in the state and the New Development Bank under BRICS would be sanctioning the amount for the construction of such programmes.
Biren also announced that a Mobile Diagnostics Service (MDS) would be launched in the state on February 27 so that people can avail around 76 medical tests at their doorsteps.
There are 76 Public Health Centres (PHC) in the state and each PHC would be getting such MDS. In the first phase, 10 MDS each would be launched in hill and valley districts and people don’t need to go to hospitals for medical tests. The test results/ reports would be given instantly, he said.
The chief minister also mentioned that around 2200 houses would be constructed in the Lilong assembly constituency under PMAY.
Minister for Works department Th Biswajit Singh said that it is the commitment of the government to abolish the social inequality in the state.
Chief Minister distributed CHMT and PMJAY cards to around 1900 people, LPG gas connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to 300 families, PM-KISAN card to around 1436 farmers, labour cards to 30 people, and LED bulbs.
Prior to the day’s event, Niren inaugurated new building of PHC, Mayang Imphala and Komlakhong Police out-post.
Earlier this morning, he also inaugurated the Koirengei Bridge which was constructed at a cost of around 13 crore.