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SRINAGAR: The District Administrations across Kashmir Division on Friday facilitated live streaming of e-release of seventh installment of Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at respective district headquarters.As a part of the government’s outreach program, the Prime Minister today released the installment of Rs. 18,000 crore to more than 9 crores beneficiary farmer families via video conferencing.PM-KISAN is an initiative launched by the government in 2019 for the welfare of the farmers. Under this initiative, the government provides a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year and the amount is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries in three equal four-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 each.At Ganderbal: To ensure maximum participation of the farmers in the program through virtual mode, District Administration Ganderbal facilitated live streaming of the program at the Conference Hall Mini Secretariat.The function was presided over by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal. During the program the DC briefed the audiences about the beneficiary oriented schemes of the central government for the welfare of farmers.On the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer also deliberated upon the PM-KISAN and initiatives taken by the department for revival of Agriculture sector in the district.An amount of Rs 5.59 crore was credited into the bank accounts of 27,946 beneficiaries through DBT mode of district Ganderbal.BDCs, Sarpanchs, beneficiaries besides several district officers and officials of the Agriculture Department were present during the program.Meanwhile, live streaming of the event was also facilitated in other identified locations of the district.At Budgam: An impressive function was organised by District Administration and Department of Horticulture at district headquarters Budgam to facilitate live streaming of the e-release of seventh installment under PM Kissan Samman Nidhi scheme and was witnessed by a large gathering of farmers from across the district.The function was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza.On the occasion, the DDC said that as per the statistics about 55731 farmers will be directly benefited with today’s release of installment. He said about 91000 farmers of district Budgam are eligible to receive the benefits, of these 89800 have already been registered on the PM Kissan portal.He also said prior to today’s release farmers registered already have received Rs. 85,30,75007 and with the release of 7th instalment about Rs. 10 Crore will be credited into the accounts of the farmers through DBT mode.Taking advantage of the farmers gathering in the function, CAO, CHO and district heads of animal husbandry and fisheries departments elaborated in detail about the benefits, programmes these departments are running in respective sections for farmers of the District.Among others, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, District Fisheries Officer, various recently elected DDCs, Sarpanchs, Panchs and officers and officials of the concerned departments participated in the function.At Pulwama: District Administration Pulwama organised a programme regarding the deposition of seventh instalment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the farmers under PM Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojna.The District Development Commissioner, Pulwama ,Dr Raghav Langer was the Chief Guest on the occasion.While addressing the participants, the DDC said that agriculture is the backbone of rural economy, and it is the prerogative of the government to double farmers’ income and to make farmers self reliant and self-sufficient. He urged for safe and sustainable farm practices.The programme was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Awantipora, District Agriculture Officer, District Horticulture Officer, newly elected DDC members, hundreds of farmers and other concerned.At Anantnag: The Agriculture Department organised a mega event at Dak-Bungalow Khanabal on release of the seventh installment to the beneficiary farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna. The DDC Anantnag K.K.Sidha was the Chief Guest on the occasion while CAO (Nodal officer) PM-Kisan Mohammad Iqbal Khan and other officers from agriculture and allied sectors, DDCs, BDCs, PRIs and a large number of farmers were present at the event.On the occasion CAO informed that an amount of Rs.1,64,84,000 will be released under the PM-Kisan for 8442 beneficiaries of the district.The officers of the department raised awareness among the farming community about various schemes of the department like Mushroom cultivation, beekeeping units, KCC & Micro Food Processing Units under implementation in the district.Meanwhile, such events were also held at agriculture sub divisions Achabal, Aishmuqam & Dooru, Agriculture & Horticulture Zones and progressive agriculture villages of the district where concerned officers of Agriculture & Allied sectors awarded the farmers about various income generating schemes.At Kulgam: The District Administration organised a function to facilitate live streaming of e-release of seventh installment under PM-KISSAN to beneficiaries at DIET Complex Kulgam, KVK Pombay and SKUAST-K Khudwani.The programme was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat.On the occasion, The district administration organized awareness programmes and apprised the participants about the beneficiary oriented schemes of the government for the welfare of farmers.Meanwhile an amount of Rs,11.78 crore was credited into the bank accounts of 55391 beneficiaries through DBT mode of the district here.Among others, Beneficiaries besides PRI members, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Agriculture Officer and other district and Sectoral officers of allied departments were present during the programme.At Bandipora: The District Administration organised several functions across the district on PM KISAN to facilitate the live address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to farmers of the country.Despite sub-zero temperature, farmers attended the functions at 12 Zones of the district covering all CD Blocks. Special arrangements were made by the District Administration to ensure people listen to the address of the Prime Minister.On the occasion around Rs 10 crores as PM-KISAN installment was credited into the accounts of 51112 beneficiaries of different categories of farmers of the district.The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad stressed on holding more Kisan workshops in near future for sustainable integrated farming. He urged the farmers to avail the benefit of various centrally sponsored schemes aimed at improving the socio-economic status of the farmers.Among others, ADC Bandipora , JDP Bandipore , Chief Agriculture officer, Chief Horticulture officer, District Officers of Animal and Sheep Husbandry depts, BDC chairpersons besides other officers attended the function.
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