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PM Modi to launch pension schemes for farmers, small traders on September 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

Prime Minster will also inaugurate the new Jharkhand Assembly building at Ranchi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation an ambitious pension scheme for the farmers from here on Thursday.

Under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana’, farmers between 18 and 40 years of age will get Rs 3,000 monthly pension after reaching 60.

Jharkhand will go to Assembly polls later this year.

The Prime Minister will also launch the ‘Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana’ and ‘Swarojgar’ pension schemes under which beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Governor Draupadi Murmu, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth and state Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh, among other cabinet ministers, will be present at Prabhat Tara Ground on the occasion.

Mr. Modi will inaugurate the new Jharkhand Assembly building here and a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj, Mr. Das said on Tuesday.

The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It will have a cargo storing capacity of 30 tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels, he said.

Direct and indirect employment for the local people will be generated in the multi-modal terminal, Mr. Das said.

The Chief Minister also said that the Prime Minister will lay foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand’s 24 districts.

Mr. Modi will also lay the foundation for a new building of Jharkhand Secretariat.

Referring to the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana’, Mr. Das said a total of 1,16,183 farmers in Jharkhand have registered themselves under the scheme.

The Prime Minister had in September last year launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health scheme from Ranchi.

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