As the stall of Lucknow farmer Dharam Chand caught the Prime Minister’s attention, he asked, “You have kept so many produce here. Were all of these products grown by small farmers?
To this, an elated Dharm Chand, a member of the Uttar Pradesh Farmers’ Producer Organization, said that all the items were indeed grown by small farmers.
Attracted by the size of the bananas on the stall, Modi observed that they appeared to be quite large.
“Sir, this is a branded banana. It is called “naveen kelaa”. Please give me a chance, please call me, I will bring the banana for you, “gushed an enthusiastic Dharm Chand, eliciting laughter from the audience, in addition to a smile. on the Prime Minister’s face.
“The confidence with which you speak – and the farmers of the country are listening to you – everyone will be inspired. You have added value to the hard work of the farmers and given them new strength,” the prime minister said. Modi said to Dharam Chand with approval.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s comment, Dharm Chand said farmers are the capital of OPS.
“We provide high yielding seeds to farmers. We also motivate them to practice organic farming. We also grow flowers, ”he said.
Asked by the Prime Minister about how the flowers are marketed, he said they were sold in the local “phool mandi” (flower market).
On the occasion of the release of the 10th tranche of financial assistance under the PM-KISAN program, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday released more than 20,900 crore rupees to more than 10.09 crore of farmers across the country.
Modi handed over the amount to the beneficiaries at an event organized by videoconference.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) program, a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year is provided to eligible farming families in three equal installments of Rs 2,000 each. The money is transferred directly to the bank account of the beneficiaries.
During the virtual event, the Prime Minister also released a capital grant of over Rs 14 crore to around 351 Farm Producers Organizations (FOs), benefiting 1.24 lakh farmers.
The virtual event brought together up to nine chief ministers, several ministers from different states and representatives of agricultural institutions.