Mangan,25th December 2020: (IPR) North Sikkim farmers witnesses Live telecast of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s interaction with the farmers and releasing of next installment of PM Kishan Samman Nidhi.
As a clarion call from the ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare, Govt.of India, Agriculture and Horticulture Deptt, Government of Sikkim, Kvk North Sikkim in collaboration with Horticulture and Agriculture deptt, North district organised a live telecast program at Kvk hall on 25th Dec. 2020.
The program was attended by Additional director Agri Deptt, Shri B.D. Rai, J.D Horticulture, Shri Rinzing Bhutia, ADO Mangan, Shri Pranit Gurung, ADO Dzongu,Shri Wangyal lepcha, HDO Mangan Mikmar lepcha, HDO Namgyal lepcha, SMS extension, Mina Pradhan, staffs of line departments and farmers of North District.
During the live telecast, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the installment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna for the period of December,2020 to March 2021 through online mode.Around 18000 cr was released by Hon’ble PM to around 9 crore farmers across the country. Amount will be directly transferred to the bank account of farmers amounting Rs 6000 annually in three installments (Rs2000 per installment per farmer). Till date around 90,000 cr has been released to farmers.
Hon’ble Prime minister also interacted with farmers during live telecast.
At the very onset the farmers were briefed about the telecast program and farmers were made aware on New Farm Act 2020 by SMS Extension Smt Mina Pradhan. A short film on New Farm Act was also shown to the gathering. Similary Atma, North also organised the live broadcast programme at different blocks of North District viz Kabi, Passingdang, Chungthang and was coordinated by concerned Btms and Atms of Atma North.