PM Modi’s Visit to Sikar Focuses on Agricultural Advancements

PM Modi's Visit to Sikar Focuses on Agricultural Advancements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sikar, Rajasthan on 27th July 2023, to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various development projects. During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated over 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs), launched Urea Gold (a new variety of Urea coated with Sulphur), and onboarded 1600 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). He also released the 14th installment, amounting to about Rs 17,000 crores, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, benefiting 8.5 crore beneficiaries. 

Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated five new medical colleges in Chittorgarh, Sikar, Dholpur, Sirohi, and Sri Ganganagar, and laid the foundation stone for seven medical colleges in Bundi, Baran, Karauli, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, and Tonk. Additionally, he inaugurated six Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Kendriya Vidyalaya Tivri in Jodhpur. 

Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude for initiating development programs from the heroic land of Shekhawati and acknowledged the importance of farmers from Sikar and Shekhawati regions. He highlighted various government schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which provides direct financial assistance to farmers, and the Soil Health Card scheme, which empowers farmers with vital soil information for optimal decision-making. The Prime Minister emphasized the significance of Viksit villages for India’s overall development and the government’s commitment to expanding health infrastructure and education facilities in rural areas.  

PM Modi praised the prosperity of the farmers, noting that more than 1.25 lakh PMKSKs would act as one-stop shops for farmers’ needs and provide modern agricultural information and timely updates on government schemes. He assured that the government would continue to support farmers, exemplified by the cost-effective prices of urea despite global disruptions.  

Additionally, the Prime Minister emphasized the promotion of millets and their branding as Shree Anna, leading to increased production, processing, and export. He emphasized Rajasthan’s development through modern infrastructure initiatives like expressways and improved rail facilities, making the state more attractive to tourists. 

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