Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute Krishi Karman Awards and Commendation Awards to states at a public meeting today in Tumkur Karnataka. The event will also witness the release of the third installment of PM Kisan (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) of 2000 rupees for the period December 2019th to March 2020.
This will benefit approximately six crore beneficiaries. Prime Minister will also hand over Certificates to beneficiaries under PM Kisan from eight States and Union territories. The instalment is given to provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers. Under the scheme, 6000 rupees per year are given to farmers in three equal instalments of 2000 rupees each.
AIR correspondent reports, at the same event, Prime Minister will also handover the Keys of Deep Sea fishing Vessels and Fishing Vessel Transponders to select farmers of Tamil Nadu.
He will also distribute Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to select farmers of Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Gadduge of 111 year old seer of Siddaganga Matt, where the late Shivakumar Swamiji is laid to rest in Tumkuru. He will plant a sapling of Bilva patre near the gadduge and lay the foundation stone for a museum where the belongings of the late seer will be displayed. The Prime Minister will also interact with the students at the matt.
Prime Minister will thereafter take part in the Karman award function at the Junior college ground in Tumkuru. Chief Minister of Karnataka, Manipur and Jharkhand and Governor of Uttarakhand will be present on this occasion. The Prime Minister will give away awards to 28 progressive farmers from 21 states. Elaborate security arrangement is made here as nearly a lakh people are likely to gather in the grounds.