PM Modi takes charge: Release of 'Kisan Nidhi' fund is first decision

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

After taking charge for the third time,Modi signed his first file authorising release of 17th instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi that will benefit 9.3 crore farmers.

After signing on to the release of funds, Modi said, Ours is a government fully committed to 'kisan kalyan' (farmers' welfare). It is, therefore, fitting that the first file signed on taking charge is related to it. We want to keep working even more for farmers and the agriculture sector in the times to come."

The decision signifies the government's commitment to farmers' welfare following the ruling National Democratic Alliance's poll win, albeit with some setback, especially in parts of rural India.

Modi was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday for a record-equalling third term, heading a 72-member Union Council of Ministers.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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