New Delhi, Feb23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will launch the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, by transferring the first installment of Rs 2,000 each to over one crore farmers, a senior agriculture ministry official said.
Another one crore farmers will be covered in the next 2-3 days, the official said.
In the interim Budget 2019-20, the central government had announced the PM-KISAN scheme under which Rs 6,000 per year will be given in three installments to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to two hectares.
The ministry in its statement did not mention the number of farmers who will get their first installment of Rs 2,000 on Sunday.
However, the senior official said over one crore farmers from 14 states, including UP and Karnataka, will get their first installment on Sunday and one crore more beneficiaries, spread over 28 states and one UT, would get their installment in the next 2-3 days.